Hanukkah Celebrations in Marblehead

Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, begins at sunset on Sunday, Dec. 18, and is being celebrated across Marblehead. Here are some of the events:

At Temple Emanu-El, 393 Atlantic Ave., the public is invited to an illuminated public art installation called Brighter Ignited on Dec. 14, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Brighter Ignited is a traveling art exhibit celebrating Hanukkah. Learn more at HERE.

Temple Emanu-El is also hosting a community menorah lighting on Sunday, Dec. 18, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. There will be dreidel games, jelly donuts, potato latkes, a Hanukkah sing-along and a magic show with award-winning magician George Saterial. Details HERE.

At Temple Sinai, 1 Community Road, Rabbi Michael Schwartz will lead the second in a series of breakfast talks called Eight Spiritual Gifts of Hanukkah, on how to create a more meaningful holiday on Sunday, Dec. 18, 9:30 a.m. Learn more at HERE. The community is also invited to Temple Sinai for Chinese food and a movie on Sat., Dec. 24, at 5:00 p.m. Bring your favorite menorah. Reserve your spot at 781-631-2762.

At the JCC of the North Shore, 4 Community Road, kids celebrated at a Glow in the Dark Festival of Lights dance party on Dec. 11.  The JCC’s preschool will light the menorah throughout Hanukkah.

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Leigh Blander is an experienced TV, radio and print journalist who has written hundreds of stories for local newspapers, including the Marblehead Reporter. She also works as a PR specialist.

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