Needham Celebrating Hanukkah at Sunset
Groups and religious institutions in Needham will be marking Hanukkah starting tonight.
The Festival of Lights, Hanukkah, begins at sunset today and several religious institutions will be marking the occasion with special events and services over the next week. The following is a list of who is doing what for the holiday.
Temple Aliyah will be hosting Shabbat times throughout the week, beginning tonight with the lighting of the first candle, followed by the second candle on Dec. 2. The third candle will be lit at 3:55 p.m. on Dec. 3 and Parashat Miketz will be this week's Torah portion.
The holiday continues on Dec. 4 with Havdalah and the candle lighting at 4:55 p.m. and a Hanukkah party at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 5. Hanukkah will be celebrated on Dec. 6 and 7, with the eighth candle lit on Dec. 8.
In addition to nightly services, Temple Beth Shalom will be hosting various programs centered on the celebration of Hanukkah. A special dinner will be held the evening of Dec. 3, followed by Hanukkah service later in the evening. Dec. 4 will feature a Shacharit service at 8:30 a.m., while Dec. 5 will host Rick Recht's "Chanu-concert." Recht is a Jewish rock musician who will provide music for the entire family.
On the final day of Hanukkah, Dec. 9, Temple Beth Shalom members are invited to a Sisterhood Board Meeting at 7 p.m., which will promptly be followed by a Hanukkah social event at the home of Judy Chudnofky (42 Cranberry Ln.). Guests can enjoy food and merriment as they extend the holiday.
Temple Beth Shalom additionally offers Hanukkah book recommendations, which can be found at this link.
The Chabad Jewish Center will hold their annual menorah lighting at 6 p.m. on Dec. 7 at the Town Common.
A Festival of Light will be held Dec. 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. to celebrate Hanukkah and the birth of Messiah Yeshua. The entire family is invited for music, refreshments and a puppet show. Crafts and games will also be available for