How to celebrate Hanukkah at our West Coast Houses
From a night with Haim to a supper club, Soho House style, here’s how we’re celebrating the Jewish holiday
Wednesday 14 December 2022 By Soho House
There’s plenty to celebrate throughout the month of December as we lean into the spirit of the holidays – especially thanks to our festive events around the Houses. This weekend, we’re continuing celebrations with not one but two exciting nights at our LA outposts marking the beginning of Hanukkah, followed by a celebration at Little Beach House Malibu.
Also known as the Festival of Lights or Feast of the Maccabees, Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that falls on the 25th day of Kislev in the Hebrew calendar (typically in the month of December) and is celebrated across eight nights. Historically, it’s a holy period reaffirming the ideals of Judaism and the Second Temple of Jerusalem by lighting a candle every day throughout Hanukkah and singing traditional Hebrew songs with loved ones. This year, it takes place from Sunday 18 December until Monday 26 December.
‘Hanukkah is about togetherness,’ says Samantha Stone, Soho House’s Chief Membership Officer who’s based in West Hollywood. ‘It’s about tradition. It’s about the latkes, the games, the fun and laughter that echoes through our home. Lighting the menorah with my husband and three kids for eight nights, knowing that the same songs we sing have been sung by our ancestors for so many years before us is truly special. Hanukkah is the sparkle of all things joyful. May this year’s be a time of hope, happiness, love and good health for all.’
Here’s how you can celebrate Hanukkah with us at Holloway House, Soho Warehouse and Little Beach House Malibu.
A Very Haim Hanukkah
Sunday 18 December, 8pm to 12am
Sunday 18 December marks the first night of Hanukkah, and we’re celebrating with Haim. Join us in the Atrium at Holloway House for a night of dancing, games and festive fun, all hosted by the Haim sisters – you won’t want to miss this one.
For more details, visit our events page.
Hanukkah House Supper
Monday 19 December
Join our Under 27 Membership Manager, Kimiko Singer, for a dinner party in celebration of Hanukkah at our DTLA House on Monday night. The menu will be centred around an ‘East meets West’ concept, highlighting Singer’s Jewish and Japanese background.
Hanukkah House Supper
Little Beach House Malibu
Tuesday 20 December
Join us for a Little Beach House Malibu House Supper. To celebrate the Jewish festival, let us come together and celebrate with a family-style dinner highlighting a few Hanukkah dinner favourites.
For more information about the event, click here.