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Chanukah

Chanukah

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‘Tis the season to be Jewish …
 
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CHANUKAH CAR PARADE TO THE JACKSONVILLE LANDING
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25
the arrival

 

As the Jacksonville Jewish Community anticipates the arrival of the holiday of Chanukah; Chabad’s
attention is directed towards the “Annual Chanukah at the Landing” event to be
held on Sunday, December 25.

“If you think that Jews don’t have fun in December, you have yet to attend this exciting celebration of
Jewish culture and pride” according to Rabbi Yoseph Kahanov, regional director
of Chabad in Northeast Fl.

This year’s event will feature Rabbi B., a master musician, a Grand Chanukah Family Carnival and Fair,
including; Carnival Games and Inflatables, and as always, the kindling of
Jacksonville’s tallest Menorah.

Toronto based  musician and entertainer Yossi Berktin, known lovingly as Rabbi B, brings fun and excitement to his musical performances that engages and delights audiences of all ages. His humorous lyrics, memorable songs and feel good Jewish vibe, has already begun to make him the biggest star in Jewish family entertainment today. “The kids absolutely loved him and so did the adults!” say parents who have seen his performance in Toronto, CA.

Kicking off the event is the annual Chanukah Car Parade – a beautiful demonstration of Jewish pride and solidarity. Over one hundred vehicles, adorned with custom designed Chanukah flags, (free to all participants) are expected to join the caravan towards the Landing.

The convoy including Chabad of  Southside, Beaches, St. Augustine, Clay County and St. Johns,
will gather at 1:30 pm and depart 1:50 Sharp from Chabad regional headquarters
in Mandarin. Chabad @ the Beaches will gather 1:15 and depart at 1:30 sharp.
All locations will join a single procession towards the Jacksonville Landing,
Hogan Street Entrance, where the Chanukah event will take place.

The fun-filled afternoon will feature a variety of kiosks and exhibitions, including:

∙ Judaica Gifts, books
and more

∙ Judaica Art

∙ Chanukah Donut
Decorating

∙ Carnival Games and
Inflatables

∙ Olive Press
Demonstration

∙ Chanukah Arts 'N'
Crafts

∙ Candle Making

∙ Face Painting

∙ Burger, Hot Dogs,
and Falafel

∙ Popcorn

∙ Free Latkes!

∙ Free Raffle!

Dignitaries and Public
officials will convey Chanukah greetings and well wishes to the Jewish
community.

The grand Menorah
lighting will be held at 5:00 pm.

Chanukah, the Jewish
Festival celebrating the liberation and rededication of the ancient Temple in
Jerusalem begins at nightfall, Saturday, December 24th and is celebrated for 8
days. The Festival is marked by the lighting of an eight-pronged Candelabrum
called a Menorah, or Chanukiah, commemorating the symbol of victory of a small
Jewish army against a vastly oppressive Assyrian Greek regime during the 2nd
century BCE.

The Annual Menorah
Lighting and Fair is open to the public and free of charge. Food and other items will be sold. Participants will be treated
to delicious hot potato latkes and prizes.

If you’re looking for
good, kosher family Chanukah entertainment, don’t miss this spectacular
celebration.

For more information
regarding the parade and/or program, please contact your nearest Chabad Center.

Sponsored by Chabad of Northeast FL. Mandarin/Headquarters.
Beaches. Southside. S. Augustine. Clay County. S. Johns



 

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