It will be a party to end all parties, with perhaps more creativity than any single Chanukah event since 8 days worth of oil were created out of 1.

First the Beis, of 313 West 83rd Street, in Manhattan, will celebrate Chanukah with a dinner plus its patented “Chanukah Jewpardy,” a terrific game show for all ages, plus menorah designing, doughnut decorating, chocolate lollipop making, and more, all in celebration of the first night of Chanukah on Sunday, December 2, 3:30-6:30pm, for an entrance fee of $18 per person; $54 per family. Sponsorships are available. Reservations will be accepted online.

Misha Zubarev, the filmmaker of the recent award-winning film Acheinu (based on a story by “America’s Maggid,” Rabbi Paysach Krohn) is offering the Jewish community another means of Jewish inspiration with a charming children’s book of numbers (not the Biblical Book of Numbers) designed to inspire with wit and entertainment with numbers, word plays, and gematrias, as well as beautiful and humorous color photos by a well-known illustrator.

The event will coincide with the last hour of the Beis party, beginning at 5:30, and will extend until 6:30 p.m. or until they run out of numbers. Adults and children are invited. There is no charge. The program includes a book reading by a special cast, with costumes and giveaways. The author will speak and sign copies of the book, which is entitled The Magnificent Nine. Hors d’oeuvres, sweets, and beverages will be served. Reservations to the book launch are not required, but are requested, at ariellamedianyc@gmail.com. 

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