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ArtBash Your Way: Hanukkah

ArtKit Pickup: Dec 1–14; Video content live: Tuesday, December 5, 2023

ADMISSION: This is a free at-home project. ArtKits containing project supplies are free; one ArtKit recommended per participant

The CJM proudly presents this year’s annual Hannukah ArtBash, featuring a guided art project designed to illuminate and share each of our inner light for Hanukkah. Pick up an ArtKit filled with all the supplies you’ll need at community Hanukkah events located throughout the Bay Area. Then, gather with friends and family on any night of Hanukkah you choose and follow along with our instructional video to create a fun and playful ritual box for sharing goodness and light. Get ready to break open your ArtKit for a unique art experience with your loved ones. This project is geared for ages 4–12, but is open to all.  

Hanukkah begins on the evening of Thursday December 7 and lasts eight nights and days. 

Schedule of Events

ArtKit Pickup

December 1 –14, 2023

The CJM will provide a free ArtKit containing all needed project supplies. This year, ArtKits will be available for pickup at your choice of several locations throughout the Bay Area on various dates between December 1–14. There’s no need to reserve a kit before picking up, but we do recommend signing up for our family mailing list for a reminder to pick up your kit. Kits will be available while supplies last. Contact for questions. 

Pickup Locations and dates:

East Bay

  • JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley | Available at the PJ Library table at Chanukah Around the World, Sunday, December 3
  • Urban Adamah, 1151 Sixth Street, Berkeley | Available at the PJ Library table at Shabbanukah, Friday, December 8
  • PJ Library | Available at Hanukkah events in Contra Costa

San Francisco

  • The Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street, San Francisco | December 1–9 during Museum hours. ArtKits will also be available during Shabbat at Jewseum: Hanukkah on December 9, presenting fun and awe-inspiring Hanukkah activities for the whole family. 
  • JCCSF, 3200 California Street, San Francisco | Available at Hanukkah Candle Lighting, December 7–14, 3:30–4:30pm 

Foster City

  • Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd, Foster City | Available at Latkepalooza, Sunday, December 10

Guided Instructional Video

Now live! 

Watch our short video guiding you through the art project.

Share with us!

Share your creativity with us! Tag us @jewseum using #ArtBashCJM to share your ArtBash gatherings and projects.

Community Partners

The CJM extends our gratitude to our community partners, Congregation Beth Sholom, Congregation Beth El, JCC East Bay, JCC San Francisco, Osher Marin JCC, Peninsula JCC, PJ Library Bay Area, Temple Beth Abraham, Urban Adamah, and Wornick Jewish Day School. 


The CJM strives to provide a welcoming and accessible environment to all who attend our digital programming and online content. If there are any accessibility services you need, please let us know by November 19 by emailing


Major support for Family Programs is generously provided by Bank of America.