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Chag Habanot: A Wine & Cheese Chanukah Celebration SOLD OUT!

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Chag Habanot: A Wine & Cheese Chanukah Celebration

Wednesday, December 13, 7:00 pm

When Chanukah comes to mind, images of menorah lighting, dreidel games, and the delightful tastes of latkes and sufganiyot (jelly donuts) often take center stage. Yet, there’s a hidden gem in the Hanukkah festivities – Eid Al Bnat (The Festival of Daughters in Judeo-Arabic) or Chag HaBanot (in Hebrew), a cherished tradition among women and girls in North Africa’s Jewish communities.

Join us for a captivating exploration of this holiday within a holiday, where we’ll uncover its rich customs. We’ll delve into the art of lighting chanukiot, harmonize with soulful songs, and unravel the remarkable tale of Yehudit/Judith, a courageous Jewish heroine. Our celebration will also include indulging in fabulous wines and cheeses, a nod to the ingenious widow who used salty cheese and wine to beguile the Greek-Syrian general Holofernes, ultimately leading to his defeat. Don’t forget your lactaid!


Chag Habanot is SOLD OUT! Email Rabbi Taylor Baruchel at [email protected] to get on a waitlist


Chag HaBanot is a time-honoured tribute to women. While everyone is welcome, our focus will remain on celebrating the remarkable women in our communities. Please note, this event is 19+.

This event is presented in partnership by Miles Nadal JCCHoly Blossom Temple and Beth Tzedec Congregation.

Generously funded with support from the Kolel Legacy Fund at the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto

For any access considerations or questions, please reach out to [email protected].

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December 13
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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