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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Saint John Jewish Community Celebrates Chanukah Tonight

The Saint John Jewish community celebrates the festival of Chanukah tonight, and everyone in the community is invited to attend the menorah-lighting ceremony.

Chanukah began on Wednesday, and the menorah-lighting starts at 6pm, at the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum and synagogue, 91 Leinster Street. 

Chanukah songs, educational information, and light refreshments are all on the program.The eight-day festival celebrates the victory of the Maccabees over the Greeks which allowed the the Jews the freedom to worship God. All are welcome to participate.