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A Harry Potter Hanukkah at Loyola

  • Loyola University, Damen Student Center 6511 North Sheridan Road Chicago, IL, 60626 United States (map)

Join Hillel at Loyola and the rest of the Metro Chicago Hillel community for an amazing week of events that combine Harry Potter and a pre-Hanukkah celebration!! Contact Hannah with any questions! 

A Harry Potter Hanukkah Miracle
11/27 from 12-2pm at Damen Tables
Learn about Hanukkah, take a photo in our photo booth celebrating A Harry Potter Hanukkah, and answer the prompt, “Tell your story: What miracles are in your life?”

An Exploration of Light
11/28 from 1-4pm in Damen 213
Stop by for a couple of minutes to be part of this interactive museum-style exhibit that will give you the opportunity to explore art, video clips, and text surrounding the theme of light, while also contributing to a piece of art at the end of the exhibit!

Hanukkah and the Deathly Hallows
11/29 from 3-4pm in Damen 213
Join Jewish Life Associate, Hannah Bloomberg, in order to delve into Harry Potter’s Deathly Hallows and the places they’re echoed in Jewish tradition.

Did Jew See That: Harry Potter Hanukkah Edition
11/29 from 7-9:30pm at Silverstein Base Hillel
Together, we’ll explore themes shared by both Harry Potter and Hanukkah, followed by a Harry Potter movie screening of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. (Facebook page here:

Wand and Menorah Making
12/1 from 11am-1pm in Damen 216
Come and make your own wand or menorah, while we look at the importance of symbols in Judaism and Harry Potter. Latkes and butterbeer will be provided!!!!

Harry Potter Hanukkah Shabbat
12/1 starting at 6pm at Silverstein Base Hillel
This interactive Shabbat dinner will be modeled after Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’s Tri-Wizard Tournament! Compete in Shabbat-friendly minute-to-win-it activities to earn points for your school and emerge as victors, while enjoying a delicious meal and our Hillel community. (RSVP here:

Movie Night
12/4 from 7-9:30pm at Sloane's Apartment
Join us for pizza, popcorn, fun, and a Harry Potter movie night with friends!

Check out the Facebook event or email Hannah for more info.

Earlier Event: November 17
USY Alumni Shabbat at Base Hillel
Later Event: November 27
Loyola Hillel's Hanukkah Party