Hanukah activities in Krakow, Poland

Hanukah activities in Krakow, Poland

Rabbi Avi Baumol lighting Hanukah candles with local Jewish kindergarteners

Rabbi Avi Baumol lighting Hanukah candles with local Jewish kindergarteners

It can be hard to keep up with Rabbi Avi Baumol’s schedule. Shavei Israel’s emissary to Krakow, Poland is even busier this Hanukah, leading and participating in a range of activities for the not-so-Hidden Jews of Poland. Here’s the schedule. If you’ll be in Krakow this week, join in!


18:00 1st candle and special ChanuQuiz led by Rabbi Baumol
19:00 Hanukah dinner


19:00 Basic Judaism with Rabbi Baumol
20:00 Hanuka meeting with Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich


17:00 Lighting the 3rd candle with Rabbi Eliezer Gurary


17:00 4th candle and promotion of the calendar Dzieci Holokaustu
18:00 Special Hanukah ice-skating party


17:30 5th candle and CHANUKrAkow
JCC Krakow is excited to announce the Third Annual CHANUKrAkow – a special Hanukah celebration open to the public! Join us and meet two of Krakow’s rabbis, see a holiday film, and listen to Hanukah songs. We are hosting workshops where you can learn how to make your own candles and prepare kosher Hanukah doughnuts and latkes! There will also be special programs for children.


5:30 – 5:45pm – Lighting the 5th Hanukah candle with Rabbi Avi Baumol
5:45 – 6:00pm – ChanuConcert – JCC Krakow Choir Hanukah Concert, conducted by Walentyn Dubrowski
5:45 – 7:30pm – ChanuKids – Hanukah workshop for children and youth. Led by Magdalena Pulikowska and Mateusz Lagosz
6:00 – 7:00pm – ChanuCinema – Hanukah film screening and discussion with Rabbi Eliezer Gurary and director Paulina Fiejdasz
6:00 – 7:30pm – Candle making workshops, groups led by: Max Zubek

7:00 – 7:30pm – The Spirit of Man is the Lamp of the Lord: Why we light Hanukah candles. Lecture by Rabbi Avi Baumol.
7:00 – 8:30 ChanuCooking – 3 quick cooking workshops: doughnuts and latkes. Group led by: Hadley Baumol and Kasia Leonardi


15:00 6th candle and Shabbat service with Rabbi Eliezer Gurary and Rabbi Avi Baumol at the Izaak Synagogue
17:00 Hanuka Shabbat dinner


19:00 7th candle and PunkNuka party. Dress up as a PUNK and come celebrate Hanuka in special themed party!


14:00 Rosh Chodesh: lecture by Olga Danek “Women in Judaism” and making olive oil with different spices
16:30 Lighting the 8th candle