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OU Israel Center is offering a wonderful variety of events for the whole family during Kislev – both before and during Chanukah.

Before Chanukah

The Seven Faces of Victory Applied to Our Lives

Wednesday December 10, 8:00-9:30 PM at the OU Israel Center.

Mrs. Sarah Hermelin discusses strategies and techniques to work on as we prepare for Chanukah. This program is for women.


Menorahs and Maccabees

Thursday December 11, 9:30 AM-1:30 PM

Esti Herskowitz leads a Chanukah walking tour through the streets of Yerushalayim. Visit Kever David (King David’s Tomb), the Cardo, the Temple Institute, the Herodian Quarter and the Chanukiah at the top of the steps leading to the Kotel.

Reservations: OU Israel Travel Desk 02-560-9110 or


Pre-Chanukah Shabbaton

Parshat Vayeishev/December 12-13 at the OU Israel Center.

Special guests: Rabbi Neil and Andrea Winkler.

Sign up at the OU Israel Center or call Ita Rochel 02-560-9125.


L’ayla Sunday Morning Program for Women

Mrs. Rivka Segal and Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz Focus on Chanukah.

10:00: Rivka Segal discusses Tehilim (Psalms) connected to Chanukah.

11:10: Rabbi Breitowitz discusses Chanukah and the parsha.


Unique Visit to the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo

Sunday December 14, 1:00-4:30 PM

Tour will be guided by Dani Barkai, a zoologist who will emphasize animals in Jewish sources. Hosted by Chana Spivack and Zeesi Smulevitz.

For reservations call the Travel Desk: 02-560-9110.


Chanukah:  Dedication and Devotion

December 16, 9:15 AM

Shira Smiles continues her Torah Tapestries Lecture Series with a special talk on Chanukah.

Chanukah Begins Tuesday Night December 16

Enjoy an Entertaining Dinner. You’ll be Amazed.

Wednesday December 17, 7:00 PM at OU Israel Center.

Chanukah dinner for the whole family will be followed by a performance by Gal Ben Meir, a noted mentalist, musician and magician.

Reservations: 02-560-9100.


Take a Walk Down Jaffa Road

Thursday December 18, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Tour Guide Eitan Morell discusses the last 150 years in the history of Yerushalayim as you walk from the entrance to town to the Jaffa Gate. Meet at the OU Israel Center at 10:00 AM.

For reservations call the Travel Desk: 02-560-9110.


A Chanukah Tradition: OU Israel Membership Tea

Tuesday December 23 at Noon

Calling all OU Israel members. Meet your friends and make new friends.

Reservations: Call Sara Berelowitz, 02-560-9104.


End Chanukah with a visit to Bnei Darom and Ashdod

Wednesday December 24, 10:00 AM-8:00 PM

At Moshav Bnei Darom you will go to the Olive Oil Visitors’ Center, the Pioneer Museum and the synagogue that boasts two unique Torah scrolls. Then go to the Port of Ashdod’s new visitors’ center and the religious Holocaust Museum at Nir Galim. End the day with a light show on the water at a new seaside park.

Reservations: OU Israel Travel Desk 02-560-9110 or