Community Calendar

Jewish community events happening in Sarasota & Manatee.

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Nov 29 - Dec 6, 2021
Chanukah
Dec 24, 2021
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Dec 25, 2021
Christmas Day
Dec 31, 2021
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28 2021

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Dec

5 2021

Temple Sinai presents: Hands on Hanukkah

4:00PM - 7:00AM  

Bethany Leinweber
4631 S. Lockwood Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34231

 

HANDS ON HANUKKAH is a Community Wide Event taking place at the UTC Mall in front of Saks Fifth Avenue, bottom level,…

Dec

1 2021

Torah Trails Sinai on Siesta with Temple Sinai’s Rabbi Samantha Kahn

9:00AM - 10:00AM  

Siesta Key Pavilion
948 Beach Road
Siesta Key, FL

 

Talk Torah with Rabbi Kahn while walking on Siesta Key Beach.

Dec

1 2021

Temple Sinai Hands on Hanukkah

4:00PM - 7:15PM  

University Town Center (UTC)
120 University Town Center Drive
Sarasota, FL 34243

 

Temple Sinai Hands on Hanukkah with festive events every day of Hanukkah.

Dec

1 2021

TEE Presents Pop-Up Hanukkah at Lido Beach

4:30PM - 6:00PM  

Lido Beach

 

Savor a beautiful beach sunset with Temple Emanu-El on the fourth night of Hanukkah – Wednesday, December 1, from 4…

Dec

2 2021

 

Reading and discussing the weekly Torah portion with Rabbi Samantha Kahn.

Dec

2 2021

Temple Sinai Hands on Hanukkah

4:00PM - 7:15PM  

University Town Center (UTC)
120 University Town Center Drive
Sarasota, FL 34243

 

Temple Sinai Hands on Hanukkah with festive events every day of Hanukkah.

Dec

3 2021

Temple Sinai Hands on Hanukkah

4:00PM - 7:15PM  

University Town Center (UTC)
120 University Town Center Drive
Sarasota, FL 34243

 

Temple Sinai Hands on Hanukkah with festive events every day of Hanukkah.

Dec

3 2021

Temple Emanu-El Presents Glow-in-the-Dark Hanukkah

6:00PM - 8:30PM  

Temple Emanu-El
151 McIntosh Road
Sarasota, FL 34232

 

Family celebration featuring a menorah lighting, fresh latkes, doughnut-decorating, and glow-in-the dark crafts, face…

Dec

3 2021

Temple Sinai Si

6:00PM - 7:15PM  

Temple Sinai
4631 S. Lockwood Ridge Road
Enter only from Proctor Road
Sarasota, FL 34231

 

Temple Sinai's 30th anniversary celebration the first Sinai-versary Erev Shabbat.

Dec

4 2021

Pop-Up Hanukkah at The Green at UTC

11:30AM - 2:30PM  

The Green at UTC (University Town Center)

 

The hottest new outdoor space in town is The Green at UTC (University Town Center) – and Temple Emanu-El and Commun…

Dec

4 2021

Pop-Up Hanukkah at The Green at UTC

11:30AM - 2:30PM  

The Green at UTC (University Town Center)

 

Premier outdoor Hanukkah event hosted by Temple Emanu-El, Community Day School, and University Town Center, featuring…

Dec

4 2021

Temple Sinai Hands on Hanukkah

4:00PM - 7:15PM  

University Town Center (UTC)
120 University Town Center Drive
Sarasota, FL 34243

 

Temple Sinai Hands on Hanukkah with festive events every day of Hanukkah.

Dec

4 2021

Menorah Lighting on the TEE Green

5:30PM - 6:30PM  

Temple Emanu-El
151 MCINTOSH RD
Sarasota, FL 34232

 

Join new and old friends at Temple Emanu-El as we light our giant outdoor menorah and enjoy a Hanukkah performance by…

Dec

5 2021

TEE Presents Pop-Up Hanukkah at Morton's Market

10:00AM - 6:00PM  

Morton's Market
1924 South Osprey near Hillview
Sarasota, FL 34239

 

Visit Temple Emanu-El's Happy Hanukkah table outside the popular Morton’s Market, 1924 South Osprey near Hillview, …

Dec

5 2021

To register for this free event and receive up-to-date information, visit jfedsrq.org/events or contact Jessi Shesl…

Dec

5 2021

Temple Sinai Hands on Hanukkah

4:00PM - 7:15PM  

University Town Center (UTC)
120 University Town Center Drive
Sarasota, FL 34243

 

Temple Sinai Hands on Hanukkah with festive events every day of Hanukkah.

Dec

5 2021

Women of Sinai Movie & Dessert

6:00PM - 8:00PM  

Temple Sinai
4631 S. Lockwood Ridge Road
Enter only from Proctor Road
Sarasota, FL 34231

 

Women of Sinai present movie, “The Song of Names,” and box dessert to take home.

Dec

6 2021

An entertaining performance about the importance of laughter and humor in Judaism with examples taken right from the…

Dec

8 2021

A serious void in understanding about the Holocaust in the 21st century shines a light on a critical need to…

Dec

8 2021

Jewish Pride: Rebuilding a People, by Ben M. Freeman, is inspired by his experiences with LGBTQ+ pride. Hear him…

Dec

9 2021

 

Reading and discussing the weekly Torah portion with Rabbi Samantha Kahn.

Dec

10 2021

Women's Giving Circle Open House

10:30AM - 12:00PM  

Selby Public Library
1331 1st St
Sarasota, FL 34236

The Women’s Giving Circle’s mission is to enhance the lives of Jewish women and children who need help and live…

Dec

10 2021

Temple Sinai Family Friendly Nachas Erev Shabbat Service

6:00PM - 7:15PM  

Temple Sinai
4631 S. Lockwood Ridge Road
Enter only from Proctor Road
Sarasota, FL 34231

 

Temple Sinai’s Erev Shabbat service, celebrating Religious School’s 4th graders

Dec

14 2021

Just Schmoozing Live

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

Ed's Tavern on Main Street
10719 Rodeo Drive
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

Come and meet fellow tribe members for fun and laughs at Ed's Tavern on Main Street Lakewood Ranch. Cash bar and…

Dec

15 2021

Global Connections – Combatting Antisemitism’s Resurgence

4:00PM - 5:00PM  

Global Connections – Combatting Antisemitism’s Resurgence
Zoom
Miami, FL 33101

 

Robert Siegel (former Senior Host of NPR’s All Things Considered for 31 years) interviews Kenneth Stern (Director, …

Dec

15 2021

Join singer and storyteller Gilda Solve to (re-)discover the music of famed composer George Gershwin. Don’t miss…

Dec

16 2021

 

Reading and discussing the weekly Torah portion with Rabbi Samantha Kahn.

Dec

16 2021

JFSM Board of Directors Meeting

12:00PM - 1:30PM  

 

Private Event - By Invitation Only

Dec

16 2021

Ex-CIA agent, Tracy Walder, held clandestine meetings in clandestine locales with spies and embedded civilians from…

Dec

18 2021

Come Visit JFEDSRQ at the Sarasota Farmers Market!

7:00AM - 1:00PM  

Sarasota Farmers Market
Located at the intersection of Lemon Ave. and Main St.
Sarasota, FL

A favorite pastime of visitors, snowbirds and long-timers alike is strolling the Sarasota Farmer’s Market in…

Dec

18 2021

SRQ Farmer's Market

7:00AM - 1:00PM  

 

Come visit us at the Sarasota Farmers Market where we're hoping to meet new and old friends alike.

Dec

19 2021

 

The 1950 U.S. Federal Census will be released to the public on April 1, 2022. Learn more about the 1950 census,…

Dec

21 2021

Professional archaeologist, Tim Darcy Ellis, speaks about his book, The Secret Diaries of Juan Luis Vives via Zoom.

Dec

23 2021

 

Reading and discussing the weekly Torah portion with Rabbi Samantha Kahn.

Dec

23 2021

Join instructor James Sokol for a one-time exploration filled with interesting facts, delightful tidbits and…

Dec

31 2021

Temple Sinai Rhythm & Jews Erev Shabbat Service

6:00PM - 7:15PM  

Temple Sinai
4631 S. Lockwood Ridge Road
Enter only from Proctor Road
Sarasota, FL 34231

 

Temple Sinai Rhythm & Jews Erev Shabbat Service with the inspirational sounds of the Bruno Trio