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Sunday, Dec. 8 from 5-7 PM

Omaha Children’s Museum (500 S 20th St, Omaha, NE 68102)

The Jewish Federation of Omaha will be hosting the 2019 Hanukkah Extravaganza! While recommended for children 12 & younger, older siblings are always welcome. Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or super-awesome family friend – grab your favorite “little” and join us for this pre-holiday bash.

Upon arriving to the event, families will first get to create a three-part ‘Moonjar’ provided by this year’s event sponsor, Lutz Financial.

After this activity, families are free to enjoy the exhibits at the Omaha Children’s Museum which closes to the public at 6 pm at which point dinner will be served on the 2nd floor.

This community-wide celebration also includes components planned by Omaha’s PJ Library. “We have two very special PJ Library book selections that have to do with Tzedakah and Hanukkah, which we’ll be featuring throughout the museum so families can browse while they play,” exclaims Jennie Gates Beckman, JFO Director of Community Engagement & Education. “We are also sending out a special invitation to those families who have just welcomed their little ones in the past year to join us for a baby meet-up in the Museum’s “wiggle room”. Finally, we’ll be setting up a little “book nook” where folks can explore more titles related to both themes of Hanukkah and giving back. I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone there!”

The cost for this family friendly event is $5/per person (free for children under age 2), with a $20 maximum per household. Includes admission to museum, Moonjar, and a kosher meal by Star Catering. Please RSVP and submit payment online at

Deadline to RSVP is Monday, December 2nd.

Special thanks to this year’s event sponsor Lutz and the evening’s Host Families: Marissa and Bradley Abramson and sons Dayton and Austin; Libbie and Zachary Appleby-Leo and daughters Ilana, Ziva and Netanya; Danny Cohn, Andrew Miller and daughter Nora; Anna and Joshua Priluck and daughter Ariella; Michelle and Chad White and daughters Hannah and Charlotte.

Please contact Jennie Gates Beckman, JFO Director of Community Engagement and Education at (402) 334-6445 or via email at: with questions or for more information.