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 Check out this message from our Mayor!


Celebrate Jewish Pride with a grand Menorah lighting and celebration on Santa Fe's Historic Plaza!

Date: Sunday, December 25th @ 3:00pm
Location: Historic Santa Fe 

Jewish Rave/Dance party with live and DJ Music!
Giant Menorah Lighting!
Acrobatic show by the Salida Circus!
Fresh Hot Latkes and Sufganiyot!
Hot Cocoa!

Photos from Chanukah on the Plaza 2015.

Plus, we'll be lighting the candles every night of Chanukah on the Plaza at 5:00PM!

Sponsored by Stephen and Jane Hochberg

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Ice skating and activities for all ages!

Date : December 27, 3:00pm 
Location:  Genoveva Chave
z Community Center 
Cost: Free | $3 Skate Rental

Skate to Chanukah Music!

Hot Latkes and Sufganiyot!

Giant Menorah Lighting

Chanukah Gelt!

Skating Games!

Sponsored by the City of Santa Fe and the Chavez Center



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Join your Women's Circle friends for an exciting Chanukah bash!

Date: December 28, 6:00pm
Location: Santa Fe Jewish Center 
Cost: $18 | Members free

Israeli Dancing with Kathleen Lowry!
Enjoy our not-to-be-missed annual Chanukah party and put your dancing shoes on as Kathleen leads us in fun Israeli dancing!

Sponsored by Stephanie Rosen in loving memory of her Bubby, Claire Matz; Carol Lieberman in loving memory of Marion Lieberman and Doris Francis in loving memory of Louis Erhard. | Hosted by Karen Tobin and Regina Klapper.


Join us for dinner and three Shabbat talks


Featuring Hollywood Screenwriter and Emmy Award Nominee
David Weiss! 

Emmy Award nominee, David N. Weiss, has written for some of Hollywood’s most endearing family films,from Academy Award nominated features, “Shrek 2” & “Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius” to the “Rugrats Movies,” “The Smurfs” (with a record-breaking 7 weeks at #1, world-wide) and “Smurfs 2.” David’s combined box office now exceeds $2.3 billion world-wide — if only he got a percentage, his parents might forgive him for not being a doctor. 

A Shrek of a Trek

From non-practicing Jew to Christian Youth Leader to observant Jew Blockbusting Screenwriter…  David’s hilarious and inspiring life story entertains and provides a springboard for taking yourown life to the next level. How? Just put one foot in front of the Ogre!

With Shabbat Services and special Chanukah Dinner with Challah, Wine, Chicken soup, and a killer brisket!

 December 30, 4:00pm

Location: Santa Fe Jewish Center

Cost: $20 before 12/29. $25 after.

Why Pray When You Can Worry?

Tips From Hollywood For Finding Peace Under Pressure. High-stakes production stories, starring celebrities and David’s own family, sprinkled with some wisdom from our sages, help you laugh away some stress and regain a touch of sanity.

Date: December 31
10:00 Shabbat Services
12:15 Lunch and Talk
Location: Santa Fe Jewish Center
Cost: Free

Screenplay by Moses and Me

Funny, moving and memorable scenes from my work that David Wiess “borrowed” from the Torah.

Date: December 31, 5:45pm
Location: Santa Fe Jewish Center
Cost: $10

Special Discount: $25 for all Shabbat events!
Sponsored in part by
Richard and Carol Lieberman and Marvin Schneider

With writing partner, J. David Stem, Mr. Weiss served as a head writer on the “Rugrats” TV Series and penned the acclaimed perennial “Rugrats Chanukah.” Other TV credits include the hit CBS series, “Cybill” and Nickelodeon’s “Roundhouse.” He currently has “Disenchanted,” sequel to the hit Amy Adam’s musical, “Enchanted,” in development at Disney and is adapting the epic Chinese legend, “Journey to the West,” for Marza (Sega U.S.) & Toei Studios of Japan.

Mr. Weiss also co-wrote the family hit, “Are We There Yet,” starring Ice Cube, Paramount Pictures’ adventure film, “Clockstoppers and served as co-executive producer/show-runner on Focus on the Family’s popular “StoryKeepers” video series.
An honors business grad of Pepperdine University, Mr. Weiss received his master’s degree from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Prior to teaming with Mr. Stem, he directed several award-winning shorts and penned the screenplay for the MGM Classic, “All Dogs Go To Heaven.”

A member of the Motion Picture Academy and former Vice President of the Writer’s Guild of America, Mr. Weiss has traveled the world, teaching and lecturing on writing and religion. He has also written three books for children, including Kay Thompson’s bestseller, “Eloise in Hollywood” (with Mr. Stem, for Simon & Shuster). Mr. Weiss lives in Los Angeles with his wife (Eliana), their children (Channah and Sam), plus 3 cats, 2 birds, a tortoise and Sandy the dog.