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Progressive Judaism Chanukah lightings 2023

Candle lightings and other special Chanukah events will be taking place at Progressive Judaism communities all around the UK over the next eight nights.

If you’d like to attend one, either in person or online, please contact your chosen congregation. You can find a list of Reform Judaism communities here and Liberal Judaism communities here.

We have also listed a few Chanukah lightings below you may wish to attend, along with the details of how to get in touch.

And please do send us your Chanukah pictures so we can spread some light. Just email them to

1st night – Thursday 7 December

Kingston Liberal Synagogue

First night candle lighting on Thursday at 7:00pm

Zoom Link
Please email Diana to register for the event

East London and Essex Liberal Synagogue

Chanukah Rosh Chodesh group with Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen at 7:30pm

Contact Mich Sampson at to register, and for information.

2nd night – Friday 8 December

Abraham & Sarah’s Tent – A night of community, light and hope

Join the Honeycomb Project and Abraham & Sarah’s Tent for Chanukah candle lighting, Kabbalat Shabbat, and Maariv led by Rabbi Judith Levitt. This will be an interactive virtual service allowing for personal engagement open to all. 6:30pm

A night of community, light and hope.
Chanukah pack

Ark Synagogue and Jewish Volyn, Ukraine

Join Rabbi Aaron and Jewish Volyn community in Ukraine for Kabbalat Shabbat and Chanukah Candle Lighting. 2:00pm

Please email Rabbi Aaron

The Liberal Jewish Synagogue

Join us for this special Chanukkah Rock Shabbat where we will be lighting the second candle for Chanukkah.
Songs by Danny Maseng and Debbie Friedman, among others. 6:45pm

Sign up to the event here

3rd night – Saturday 9 December

LJ/MRJ SingSong at Finchley Reform

Songs for Light and Hope Havdalah 4:oopm-5:30pm – in person online

Please sign up here if you wish to attend

FPS/BHPS/Kehillat Ra’anana

A Seaside Chanukah Shared lighting with Kehillat Raanana and BHPS saturday 9 th December 3.30-4.30 pm

No link

4th night – Sunday 10 December

Maariv & Chanukah Candle Lighting with the MRJ Online Minyan

Join The Movement for Reform Judaism Online Minyan and Honeycomb Project for Maariv and Chanukah candle lighting! All are welcome! 7pm

Register here for a link

Global Reform Movement

Mevie Or -Sharing the Light. Join the global Reform Movement for a Chanukah candle lighting ceremony. Hear prayers, songs, and words from around Israel focused on light, hope, peace, and shared society. 6:00pm Israel time. 4:00pm UK time

Register here for a link

5th night – Monday 11 December

Shir Hatzafon

Join Shir Hatzafon in Copenhagen

No link

6th night – Tuesday 12 December

Sukkat Shalom Stockholm

Northern Lights – Join the progressive community in Stockholm

No link

7th night – Wednesday 13 December

The Liberal Jewish Synagogue

The Liberal Jewish Synagogue Multi-Faith Chanukkah Celebration. People need to register to receive the Zoom link. All are invited in person and online. 4:30pm

Register here

The Ark Synagogue

Celebrate Chanukkah with the Montefiores. Join Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein as he lights the seventh night candles and discusses his new book about the travels of Moses and Judith Montefiore. 7:30pm

No link

8th night – Thursday 14 December

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