GIVEAWAY: Chanukah Wonderland

Something different for Chanukah 2012: Dreidels out of clay & a menorah out of Legos

You’ve heard the popular Chanukah song about making dreidels out of clay. But have you heard the one about making a towering menorah out of Legos?


Then you need to check out Chanukah Wonderland.

Chabad of the Northeast, Chabad of the Southeast, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland (JFGP) are putting on Portland’s first Chanukah Wonderland.

The Dec. 9 event on the second night of Chanukah runs from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Beverly Cleary Middle School at 1915 N.E. 33rd Ave. Cost is $4 per child, or $12 per family. No reservation is required.

A fun, annual event in most major cities across the country, Chanukah Wonderland’s Portland debut includes holiday arts and crafts – including making dreidels out of clay and a menorah from Legos. Also going on will be a play area for toddlers and a sensory play station, candle making, a modern-day Judah Maccabee, and Kosher food for purchase.

Every Chanukah Wonderland attendee can help piece together the giant menorah that will be lit at 4 p.m., as the event, like a spinning top, winds down.

“The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland is proud to sponsor Chanukah Wonderland for the east side Jewish community,” said Marc N. Blattner, executive director of JFGP. “We hope that everyone will take advantage of this special event and celebration.”

“Chabad has a strong east side presence, and we’re so glad the east side is host to such a huge event,” said Rabbi Bov Bialo, director of Chabad of the Southeast, who is partnering for Chanukah Wonderland with both Rabbi Chaim Wilhelm, director of Chabad of the Northeast, and the JFGP.

For more information about Chanukah Wonderland, email

We are very excited to be giving away a family pass to this fun event!

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posted by Tabitha Rhodes

Tabitha Rhodes

Tabitha Rhodes

I am an explorer at heart - getting out and experiencing all that life has to offer is what I do best. Before I had a family, I traveled, played and explored -- now that I have a family I enjoy doing those things with them. I'm happy to live in a place that let's us do just that.
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  • Michelle Lamanet

    We are most excited about making (and eating) latkes and sufganiyot! And we always love to light the candles and spend time with our family and friends.

  • Heather Leon Calandrella

    My son is turning 3; now’s the time to start making memories and family traditions.

  • Garrett-Sami Brown

    Looking forward to sharing the holiday with some of our non-Jewish friends for our 1st Annual Chanukah Celebration. Complete with pin the candle on the Menorah, the great Driedel Spin-off and a Latke eating contest! 😉

  • Meredith F.

    Definitely having family around this year to share the holidays with. :)