‘Tis the season to be Jewish …
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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 2.

“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: Talented Musician and popular singer, Tali Yess. Tali  is a young recording artist strongly influenced by modern day Jewish artists and the music of  his father, the legendary Chassidic Folk Singer/Songwriter Moshe Yess. While studying music in University, he also developed a strong attraction to the heartfelt soul stirring Niggunim (Chassidic Melodies), specifically those without words..Tali's musical repertoire is vast and spans across generations of both Jewish and American music and he inspires audiences across North America. His Chanukah Line-up includes a sampling of the various genres.  You can expect to clap, sway and dance!

Additionally Captain Character will be there with his famous balloon twisting and face painting
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
∙ Burgers, Hot Dogs, and Falafel
∙ Popcorn
∙ Free Latkes!
∙ Free Raffle!
Dignitaries and Public officials will convey Chanukah greetings and well wishes to the Jewish
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, Sunday, December 2nd  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