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Chabad and Chanukah Light up New Jersey

This years Chanukah promises to be a record breaker in the annals of Chabad House at Rutgers University and its affiliate Chabad Houses throughout central and southern New Jersey.  As the Chanukah Holiday begins on the evening of December 21, the Chabad House staff and its affiliates are organizing over twenty-five programs, designed to cater to more than one hundred thousand people during the eight days of Chanukah.



Sunday, December 21

Celebrate Chanukah with the NJ Devils

Chabad Menorah Lighting at Intermission Prudential Center (The Rock), Newark, N.J. • Map & directions

call 732-296-1800

Chanukah at Monmouth Mall

5:30 pm. Spectacular entertainment from Bubblemania, Live Music, Jelly Donuts. Free Chanukah Crafts, Menorah will be kindled by dignitaries and community leaders.

Monmouth Mall (food court) • Map & directions

call 732-229-2424

Olive Press Workshop

Shoprite on Route 18, at 11:00 am 732-333-3220

Chanukah Party - Monroe Twp

7:00 pm. Come celebrate Chanukah with a party at Chabad House of Monroe 4 Kelly Ct. Monroe Twp. • Map & directions 

Chinese Buffet. RSVP 609 409-1000

Chanukah On Ice - South Brunswick

4:00-6:00 pm Fun for the whole family

1000 Cornwall Road, Monmouth Jct, NJ 08852 • Map & directions

call 732-522-5505

Chanukah Party at Rutgers University

5:30-6:30pm. Menorah Lighting, Dreidel Games, Hot Latkes and Buffet Dinner, Herbal Teas, Doughnuts, Chocolate.

for more info:

Chanukah Event in Hazlet

4:00 pm at Regency Park Nursing Home, Menorah Lighting, Clown Show, and Refreshments


Monday, December 22

South Brunswick Township Menorah Lighting

5:30pm. Join NJ Senator Bill Baroni, Mayor Frank Gambatese & Town Council

at 4017 Route 1 South, Monmouth Jct, NJ 08852

call 732-522-5505



Tuesday, December 23

Holmdel Menorah Lighting

5:00 pm. See the World's Largest Menorah and Largest Dreidel! Meet Judah the Maccabee! See John Pizzi, Master Ventriloquist. Music, hot refreshments, for the whole family

PNC Bank Arts Center , GSP exit 116, Holmdel

call 732-685-8028

North Brunswick Township Menorah Lighting

5:30pm. Join Mayor Francis Womack and Town Council at Town Hall

710 Hermann Road, North Brunswick, NJ 08902 • Map & directions

Teen Chanukah Party at Rutgers

5:30-7:00pm. Calling all teens between the ages of

13-17 for a fun Chanukah Party and Program

for more info:

Public Menorah Lighting - Monroe Twp.

3:00 pm. with the Mayor and members of the Town Council at the Concordia Shopping Center, Perrineville Rd. (near Stop and Shop.)
Live Music, Latkes, and Chanukah Gelt for all.

Jackson Town Menorah Lighting

4:30 pm Join Mayor Michael Reina, Hadassah Women, and Chabad for Family Fun, Choir, Refreshments

95 West Veterans Highway.

Call 732-296-1800



Wednesday, December 24

Join TLC (The Ladies of Chabad)

Make your own decorative herbal oil bottle, and learn about spreading the light of Chanukah at

Chabad House 4 Kelly Ct. Monroe Twp. • Map & directions

7:30 pm. $10 per person. RSVP 609-409-1000

Chanukah Menorah Lighting at Menlo Park Mall

4:30 pm. Enjoy a Chanukah celebration at your favorite mall! 732-333-3220


Friday, December 26

Chanukah Wonderland - Monroe Twp

11:00 am. at Stop and Shop. Come meet Judah Maccabee, see how olive oil is made

Call: 609 409-1000

Chanukah Family Shabbaton - Wayside

Congregation Sons of Israel, 1025 Deal Rd. Ocean Twp. • Map & directions

5:30pm. Join us for a wonderful Shabbat Service,  followed by a five star Shabbat Meal,

Charge, $20pp, RSVP 732-922-0523



Saturday, December 27

Family Chanukah Festival

7:00pm. with Master Illusionist & Ventriloquist John Carlson. Fun for the whole family

Brunswick Square Mall, East Brunswick • Map & directions 732-333-3220


Chanukah Celebration at Asbury Park

Convention Center

6:30pm. Klezmer Music, Hot Latkes

Fun for the entire family!


Sunday, December 28

Chanukah at the Boardwalk- Long Branch

4:30pm. Hot Latkes, Hot Chocolate, Live Music, Special Children's Entertainer

At Pier Village, Long Branch


Statue of Liberty Menorah

Light the Giant Menorah at the base of  the World's most famous monument

3:30 pm. Food, music, family fun.


In addition to the above activities, Chabad House will distribute 400 gifts and toys to children in hospitals and the Chabad House volunteers will visit seven area hospitals and more than twenty-five nursing homes and senior citizen facilities during the eight days of Chanukah. More than 100 public Menorahs will be lighted nightly in area city halls, shopping centers and office complexes.

In preparation of the Chanukah activities, The Chabad House kitchen staff will be busy with the deep frying of over 18,000 steaming potato latkes, 6,000 jelly doughnuts and gallons of hot apple cider.

More than 26,000 families will receive a special “Chabad Times” Chanukah magazine with fun articles and original educational ideas to help celebrate the Festival of Lights in every Jewish home Rabbi Yosef Carlebach, Director of Chabad House Lubavitch stated, “It is our hope that all combined efforts to bring the message and inspiration of Chanukah unite all our people and bring us one step closer to the day of Redemption of our people and all mankind.”

For further information and for reservations of any of the above activities, please call Chabad House at (732) 296-1800 or email



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