Chanukah Celebrations Get Underway

The eight-day Jewish celebration of Chanukah gets underway Sunday night and continues until Monday, Dec.10.

The holiday celebrates the rededication of the Temple after a victory over the Greeks. Hanukkah is also known as the “Festival of Lights” in remembrance of the miraculous oil that burned in the Temple menorah for eight days at the time of the rededication of the Temple.

Jewish families are celebrating the holiday with a variety of events, from musical entertainment to arts and crafts, food and the lighting of a menorah.

Chabad of Huntington is sponsoring a Chanukah Under Construction at the Home Depot on New York Avenue, offering a menorah lighting, dreidel and menorah construction, magic show, face painting and more, Sunday from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

 

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