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First Night Beach Disco
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We’re bringing a live d.j. to the sands of Santa Monica to kick off Hanukkah and Infinite Light! Join us on night one to connect through the art of dance, light the first candle, and take in our beautiful surroundings at sunset.
Sunday, November 28
Santa Monica Beach
Hanukkah is all about light, and we’re inviting you to let loose and embrace yours. Let your playfulness shine as bright as our menorahs! Come early to embellish yourself with fun surprises at our shine station, say hi to friends old and new, and grab some nourishing pre-dance party snacks. Then hit the sand with our amazing community member Jennifer Ahdoot, who’ll guide us on a journey of music and movement to let out our inner child and ignite our inner light.
Tickets are vailable through November 26 at noon, while supplies last! Sorry, no door sales.
Through November 23: $18 for one ticket + $30 for two
November 24–26: $24 for one ticket + $45 for two
Community member Jennifer Ahdoot is a lover of all things music. She’s had a rich career in digital advertising at iHeartRadio for the past eight years, and is a trained facilitator for the Wave, a music and dance experience based in dance movement therapy. Jennifer is proud of her Iranian Jewish roots and is a former board member of 30 Years After.
D.J. Ron Kinan, or D.J. Kay, has a diverse and uplifting music collection that caters to all audiences. His passion for music started in 2011, and his primary goal is to energize the crowd and get people dancing. Ron is known for his eclectic and vast selection of vibrant house music, salsa, Spanish reggaeton, and classic hits.
NuRoots + Federation are committed to gathering safely, and all guests must be fully vaxxed and show proof at check-in with matching identification—entry will not be permitted without both. We can’t wait to welcome you!
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns, if you need help paying for this, or if you need any accommodations to participate in this experience.
NuRoots, from L.A.’s Jewish Federation, helps young adults find and make community across Los Angeles. Infinite Light is our seventh annual celebration of Hanukkah, a collaborative, eight-day festival of creative Jewish gatherings, resources, and nightly candle-lighting, made in partnership with incredible organizations and co-creators all over town.
The Y&S Nazarian Iranian Young Leadership Initiative of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles honors and celebrates Iranian heritage and culture, and connects with community members to build a future where Iranian Jewish young adults are fully engaged as participants and as leaders throughout the Jewish community at large.
Happy Hanukkah! We can’t wait to welcome you back and see you again.