Community Celebrations of Hanukkah
Hanukkah is the Jewish holiday known as the Festival of Lights. For eight days, Jewish families light one more candle of the eight that create the menorah each evening. In Western Massachusetts there are many places to explore the traditions of Hanukkah and Jewish culture through community events and local museums. Bring your family to celebrate while participating and learning about customs of the holiday.
Here in this video is a brief history of Hanukkah and the origin of many customs:
Find community events for celebrating and discovering the traditions of Hanukkah in our list of Weekly Suggested Events.
Download our Nov/Dec issue of Learning Ahead: Cultural Itinerary for Western Massachusetts to discover winter holiday traditions being celebrated across the region.