November 5th, 2015

Video: ‘Why and How to Give an Ignite Talk’

by Scott Berkun

October 30th, 2015

Ignite Chanukah 2015 Tickets on Sale Now!

Buy before Halloween and get our Early Bird discount of $21! Use coupon code “Ebird”:

Purchase Your Tickets Here!

Ignite Chanukah is a fast-paced, fun-filled evening of 5 minute TED-talk-style presentations given by your peers. Pair that with latkes, falafel, and open bar, and it is sure to be a night not to miss!

We are still seeking 1-2 speakers for Ignite talks this year! If you have any interest in speaking, or want to help plan Ignite, contact us ASAP!

Still curious as to what Ignite Chanukah is? Here’s a great example.

This year’s Ignite Chanukah is on Tuesday, December 8th at 5:30pm, and held at Rembrandt Yard in Boulder.

Cost: $25, includes admission, food, open bar, raffle ticket, and an after party!

October 25th, 2015

Ignite Chanukah 2015 is less than 2 months away!

Ignite Chanukah is our biggest event of the year, and it’s less than 2 months away! What does that mean? First, mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 8th at Rembrant Yard to not miss out on the party of the year!

What is Ignite Chanukah you ask? It’s a Chanukah party where 10+ of your peers get up to give 5 minute talks about something they are passionate about with 20 powerpoint slides on 15 second auto-turn. It’s fact-paced, fun-filled, and a great community event. Before we get the talks started, we have a OPEN BAR with latkes, falafel, and other treats to enjoy. Check out a talk from a previous year to get a taste for what it’s all about HERE.

Tickets will be available soon. If you are interested in speaking or helping to coordinate IgniteChanukah this year, please reach out to Michael Rosenzweig at:

November 25th, 2013

Ignite Chanukah 2013

Ignite Chanukah 2013 is 10 days away! Have you gotten your ticket yet?


Wednesday, December 4th, 5:30pm
Rembrandt Yard (1301 Spruce St.)

Speakers to be announced on Wednesday!

December 12th, 2012

Ignite is Tonight! Join us for the Festival of Lights!

Ignite Chanukah is tonight!  There are still a few tickets left and you can try to buy tickets at the door (although we had to turn people away last year as we sold out!).  You can purchase your tickets HERE!  See you tonight at 5:30 at Rembrandt Yard!  And Happy Chanukah to all!

December 10th, 2012

Thank you to our sponsors!

We want to thank all of the sponsors who generously gave to Ignite Chanukah this year. Without your support, we would not be able to have such a fantastic event!


December 4th, 2012

Speakers announced!

The speakers for this year’s Ignite Chanukah have been announced.  Looks like another year of laughs, amazing personal journeys, and interesting topics.  Here is a list of who is speaking this year:

Corey Litwin – Jewish Guilt for Dummies

M’ris Berlin – The Last Spark You Will Ever Hear:  Do Jews Believe in the End of Days?

Greg Sklar – Mustangs and Manischevitz

Sara Zessar – Jews and Education

Moshe Rhodes – Jews in Space

Yoni Ashar – Your Brain on God:  The Neuroscience of Spiritual Practice and Mystical Experience

Eve Gasarch – Ecology and Judaism

Anne Davidson – Services?  I Feel More Jewish at the Farmer’s Market

Rafi Daugherty – Transgender 101

Paul Berliner – Can Summer Camp Fix Unemployment?

Diana Blau – Israel through my Eyes:  A trip to the Palestinian territories


Tickets are selling out fast.  If you haven’t bought them yet, you can still purchase them HERE.  See you next Wednesday, December 12th at 5:30pm at Rembrandt Yard!


October 24th, 2012

Submissions for Ignite 2012 now OPEN!

Submissions are now open for Ignite Chanukah 2012!  Have you been itching to talk to over 200 young adult Jews about your passion?  Here is your chance.  Talk about something Jewish or put a Jew-ish twist on a topic you’re interested in.  Not sure what to talk about?  Why not contribute to our regular topics:  sex, drugs, and rock n roll.

Never heard of Ignite?  Not sure if this is for you?  What is an Ignite spark?  A spark is a 5 minute presentation about just about anything you want, accompanied by 20 powerpoint slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds while you’re talking.

Not so scary, right?  Trust us, this is a chance to have a lot of fun with some great people while talking about something you truly love.  Submit your idea here and tell us about your passion.

Also, if you want to purchase tickets for this year’s Ignite, they are now available here!

January 10th, 2012

Videos – Finally!

Huge thanks to Brandon Mikulka of The Next Step Video for the Ignite Chanukah 2011 video work! Check out the playlist below to watch them all, or click through to YouTube for the individual videos.  Enjoy!

December 4th, 2011

The Words of the People

And we have our speakers! The following presenters are furiously designing slides and fine tuning tuchas jokes for our show:

Tamee Albrecht – Channeling YOur Chanukah Chakra

Donny Basch – “It’s the End of the World as We Know It, and I Feel Fine”… Or Do I?

M’ris Berlin – Jews Don’t Play Derby! …And Other Stereotypes That Can Bite My Shiny Metallic Ass

Yadidya Greenberg – From Live Chicken to Meat: A Photographic Journey

Chaviva Galatz – Conversion: It’s Not Just for Marriage Anymore

Daniel Leibowitz – Mensch Up!

Pam Moore – What’s the Point of All This Mishagas: An Explanation of the Meaning of Life

Becky O’Brien – That’s Right, You Heard Me, I’m Not on Facebook

Ben Roberts – Just the Tip: A Thorough Examination of Circumcision

Eric Rosenberg – Flashing Jewish People

Jenni Skyler – Jewish Sex: Why Jews Have the Hottest Sex Lives

Naomi Tepper – How I Walked the Tree of Life and Made a Fortune in Erotica

Are you ready? Make sure to get your tickets now, they’re going quick!