Holiday Programs

Rosh Hashana

Children enjoy a fun ice cream party filled with games and entertainment. All are invited to hear the shofar and celebrate the start of the new year. After the party, the community walks to Prospect Park to do tashlich.


Young families and teens are invited to enjoy festive meals in the synagogue’s beautifully decorated sukkah during the first two days of the holiday. Sukkot BBQ Party takes place during the intermediate days of Sukkot, which lasts for 7 days. College students, young adults, families and children enjoy delicious food, drinks and dancing in the sukkah.



At the Chanukah Celebration for children, they receive elaborate gifts in honor of the holiday. Everyone gathers for a Menorah Candle Lighting ceremony at the synagogue followed by a holiday program for the children. They enjoy a puppet show or another performance, donuts and other treats. Other Chanukah parties for teens and college students also take place throughout the eight day holiday.


Annual Purim Celebration attracts close to 350 families and over 120 children attend the magnificent event in Manhattan Beach Jewish Center.  They enjoy a wide variety of activities and performances, and have the opportunity to fulfill all the special commandments of the Purim holiday.

Lag B’Omer

The outdoors of 347 Ocean Parkway is transformed into a dance floor, as the community dances around the bonfire. BBQ, snacks, drinks and other refreshments are served in honor of the holiday. Guests participate in fun games and contests.


Since 2012, thanks to the support of our sponsors, holiday gift food packages are distributed to the community in honor of the holiday. At first, we prepared 400 packages, and since then the demand for the gifts has been grown. This year, we were able to increase the number of packages to close to 800 families.  The package includes all the necessary items needed to conduct the Passover Seder with joy and dignity. It includes wines, matzahs, chickens, grape juices, hagaddahs, passover kits, fruits, nuts and various other produce. Registration is required.


Children enjoy an ice cream party filled with lots of treats and fun activities. The whole family is invited to hear the 10 commandments read in the synagogue on the holiday.

Tisha B'Av

Tisha B'Av is known as a day of sadness in the Jewish calendar. The community gathers for reading of the book of eicha, lectures and seminars on various topics