Celebrate the Festival of Lights with events and delicious recipes.
This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 8, and ends a week later on Sunday, Dec. 16. According to Chabad.org, Hanukkah starts on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev and lasts for eight days. For those of us who aren't attuned to the Jewish calendar, that translates to sundown on Saturday, Dec. 8. Click here to see the events planned for the holiday at the Jewish Community Center South Hills. Click here to see the calendar for Temple Emanuel on Bower Hill Road in Mt. Lebanon. Click here to see the calendar for Beth El Congregation, located on Cochran Road in Scott Township. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, commemorates the story of the Maccabean Revolt against Syrian rulers in present day Israel 2,300 …
The Festival of Lights began Tuesday and area congregations are having a variety of events and services.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Mike Jones
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Hanukkah began Tuesday and area congregations and Jewish community centers are preparing for the Festival of Lights this week with dinners, menorah lightings and services. Bethel El Congregation on Cochran Road in Scott Township kicks off the holiday with its Tikki Chanukah dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday Temple Emanuel on Bower Hill Road in Mt. Lebanon will have a Hanukkah dinner and candle lighting Wednesday a 6 p.m. It will also have regular services Friday night. Those attending can bring their menorahs for a lighting before the services begin at 7:30 p.m. A worker at the Ahavath Achim Congregation in Carnegie said they will “just be having our regular stuff” during the week. Chabad Jewish Center for Living and Learning is having it …