Hanukkah Menorah Lighting

The Saint John Jewish Historical Museum 

and Shaarei Zedek Synagogue

invites all Saint John and area residents

to join us as we celebrate

Hanukkah, “The Festival of Lights”.

The menorah lighting ceremony

to mark the eighth day of Hanukkah will be

outside the entrance to the

 Saint John Jewish Historical Museum/ Shaarei Zedek Synagogue,

91 Leinster Street

Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Following the candle lighting, join us inside for an informal program

of Hanukkah songs and light refreshments.

Please come and bring your friends.

This eight-day festival celebrates the victory of the Maccabees over the Greeks in 165 B.C.E., allowing the Jews to regain their freedom to worship God. The central custom of the holiday is the lighting of the nine-branched menorah which represents the miracle of the oil in the eternal light. According to tradition, the oil burned for eight days rather than the one day expected. Other customs include playing with the dreidl and eating foods traditional to Hanukkah.

For more information call 633-1833 or email: sjjhm@nbnet.nb.ca.

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