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Shabbat at Jewseum: Hanukkah

Saturday, December 9, 2023 | 1–4pm

ADMISSION: Free with Museum admission

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2023-12-09 13:00:00 UTC2023-12-09 23:00:00 UTC America/Los_AngelesThe CJM - 736 Mission St, San Francisco, CAShabbat at Jewseum: HanukkahCelebrate Hanukkah with a day of art, stories, and wonder at The CJM. Enjoy a range of humorous and playful activities connecting with familiar traditions, including a Hanukkah cabaret featuring the funniest Hanukkah singalong with bandleader Marc Capelle, readings of favorite Hanukkah tales with Shabbos queen Miss Shugana, an “ugliest menorah” contest with New Lehrhaus, and more creative activities with Keshet, OneTable, JDC Entwine, and Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS). Plus, join us for a talk with Adam Mansbach (author of Go the F**k to Sleep) as he introduces his hilarious new novel The Golem of Brooklyn—a hijinks-filled modern take on the golem of Ashkenazi Jewish mythology. We also invite you to discover how light informs our lives and traditions through guided tours of First Light: Rituals of Glass and Neon Art and Radiant Practices: Illuminating Jewish Traditions, presenting awe-inspiring glass and neon artworks and Jewish ritual objects, and to connect with tradition as we welcome the third night of Hanukkah. Wise Sons Jewish Deli will also be selling their famous latkes and Hanukkah sufganiyot all day long. 

Celebrate Hanukkah with a day of art, stories, and wonder at The CJM. Enjoy a range of humorous and playful activities connecting with familiar traditions, including a Hanukkah cabaret featuring the funniest Hanukkah singalong with bandleader Marc Capelle, readings of favorite Hanukkah tales with Shabbos queen Miss Shugana, an “ugliest menorah” contest with New Lehrhaus, and more creative activities with Keshet, OneTable, JDC Entwine, and Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS).

Plus, join us for a talk with Adam Mansbach (author of Go the F**k to Sleep) as he introduces his hilarious new novel The Golem of Brooklyn—a hijinks-filled modern take on the golem of Ashkenazi Jewish mythology.

We also invite you to discover how light informs our lives and traditions through guided tours of First Light: Rituals of Glass and Neon Art and Radiant Practices: Illuminating Jewish Traditions, presenting awe-inspiring glass and neon artworks and Jewish ritual objects, and to connect with tradition as we welcome the third night of Hanukkah. Wise Sons Jewish Deli will also be selling their famous latkes and Hanukkah sufganiyot all day long. 

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Schedule of Events

1–4pm

Artful activities with New Lehrhaus, Keshet, OneTable, JDC Entwine, and JFCS

Delicious Hanukkah treats available all day for purchase from Wise Sons

Pick up an ArtKit for ArtBash Your Way: Hanukkah

1pm

Adam Mansbach on The Golem of Brooklyn

2–3:30pm

Hanukkah Cabaret

Mindful Moment with Carey Averbook

Drag Queen Storytime with Miss Shugana

Hanukkah Singalong with Mark Capelle

3:30pm

Menorah-lighting

About the Speakers
Adam Mansbach

Adam Mansbach is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Go the F**k to Sleep, as well as the novels Rage is Back, The End of the Jews (winner of the California Book Award), and Angry Black White Boy, and the memoir-in-verse I Had a Brother Once. With Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel, he co-authored For This We Left Egypt? and the bestselling A Field Guide to the Jewish People, and his books for young readers include the New York Times bestseller Just Try One Bite and the award-winning Jake the Fake series, co-written with Craig Robinson. The screenwriter of the acclaimed Netflix Original film Barry, Mansbach is the recipient of a Sundance Screenwriting Lab fellowship and a two-time winner of both the Reed Award and the American Association of Political Consultants' Gold Pollie Award, for his 2012 Obama/Biden campaign video "Wake the F**k Up," and his 2020 Biden/Harris campaign ad "Same Old," both starring Samuel L. Jackson. Mansbach is also the founder of the 1990s hip hop journal Elementary, the former New Voices Professor of Fiction at Rutgers University, and a former drum tech for the legendary drummer Elvin Jones. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, New York Times Book Review, Esquire, The Believer, The Guardian, and on National Public Radio's All Things Considered, The Moth Storytelling Hour, and This American Life. His new novel is The Golem of Brooklyn. 

Miss Shugana
Miss Shugana

Miss Shugana has been performing and using her art to raise money for the community for eleven years.  Tikkun olam has always been her driving force. 

She began performing once a month to help raise money for the Castro Country Club, a sober club in San Francisco. She soon blossomed and expanded her reach for community fundraising with the Grand Ducal Council of San Francisco. She and her partner were the first cisgender women to reign together and lead the council as Grand Duke and Grand Duchess, and they broke ground, raising over $100,000, which had not been done for a long time or ever by the organization. Miss Shugana has inspired new trans people and women to join this male-dominated scene, and she loves seeing how it is continuing to flourish. In addition to fundraising, Miss Shugana is proud to be Miss Faux Queen San Francisco 2017 and first runner-up in the Mother Pageant. She is thrilled to partner with The CJM!

About Shabbat at Jewseum

Shabbat at Jewseum is a quarterly program that invites visitors to The CJM on Shabbat (Saturday) afternoons to immerse themselves in Jewish ideas of rest and rejuvenation, and to engage with the ritual of Shabbat through an afternoon of activations at The Museum. Shabbat at Jewseum includes live music, a learning corner, interactive gallery walks, and hands-on craft making activities, all stemming from the diverse traditions and hallmarks of Shabbat across the Jewish experience. The programs will offer creative activities that foster wellbeing and aim to create a space for communal joy through the lens of Jewish practices of ritual and belonging.

Save the Date

Stay tuned for more information about these upcoming Shabbat at the Jewseum programs:

Shabbat and Purim: Saturday, March 23, 2024 | 1–4pm

Dressing for Shabbat and costuming for Purim collide in this festive and fun-filled Shabbat at the Jewseum.

supporters

Major support for Public Programs is generously provided by Grants for the Arts and Taube Philanthropies