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Celebrating Hanukkah in Huntsville in 2014

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Celebrating Hanukkah in Huntsville in 2014

Happy Hanukkah! Tonight the Festival of Lights begin. Yes, even here in North Alabama. Along with the traditional lighting of the menorah, there will be many dreidels spun, and copious amounts of latkes and doughnuts consumed (at least at our house).

If you are looking for ways to join in the celebration here are a couple of events happening in Huntsville this week. All of these are open to the public and even if your family doesn’t celebrate this holiday, it can be great fun to join others in your community who do. Plus, you’ll have the added benefit of teaching your children about a new (and fun) holiday!

2nd Annual Hanukkah Fry Fest

Ever wanted to fry an Oreo? Bring your own and give it a try! There will be arts and crafts, facepainting and more plus lots of fresh fried chicken, latkes, and salads.


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Date/Time: Fri. December 19 at 5:45PM
Location: Temple B’nai Shalom, 103 Lincoln St. (map)
Cost: $10 suggested donation per family
More Info: Website | 256-536-4771

Chanukkiah Lighting in Big Spring Park

clipart-menorahTemple B’nai Shalom invites the public to join them in this celebration of Hanukkah. There will be singing and donuts and of course candles. If you are interested in joining in a dinner afterward at Pane e Vino please call the Temple office.

Date/Time: Sat. December 20 at 5:30PM
Location: Big Spring Park (in front of Pane e Vino)
Cost: FREE
More Info: Website | 256-536-4771

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Menorah Lighting at Bridge Street

dreidelFestivities begin at 4:30 p.m. followed by the Menorah Lighting at 5:00 p.m. Conducted by Rabbi Laibel Berkowitz of the Chabad Jewish Center of North Alabama. Honorary Guest is Phil Williams, State of Alabama District 6 Representative, Madison and Limestone counties. The event will feature sufganiyot  (doughnuts), children’s activities, dreidels and gelt, music and entertainment.

Date/Time: Sun. December 21 at 4:30PM
Location: Bridgestreet – in front of Apple store (map)
Cost: FREE
More Info: Website


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