Hannukah starts Saturday night, and there are a few events you might want to know about over the next few days.
The JCC on 76th and Amsterdam will hold mini-parties and Menorah lightings every night at 5:15 p.m. (2:15 in Fridays) in the lobby. It’s free and everyone is invited. More info here.
The Lubavitch Youth Organization has placed a 32-foot-high Menorah (above) at the southeast entrance to Central Park and will light it on Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. It will get lit at 5:30 on other days.
On Sunday, West End Synagogue at 190 Amsterdam Avenue will hold a celebration from 2-5 with music and food. The suggested donation is $5.
Also on Sunday at 11 a.m., the Poppy Seed Players present Judy and The Maccabees at the Kaufman Center at 129 West 67th Street:
“In this delightful re-imagining of the ancient Hanukkah story, Judy is a feisty young girl who leaves her father to help the Maccabees in their fight against King Antiochus. At first, Judas Maccabeus, the leader of the Maccabees, dismisses Judy and assigns her menial tasks, but she ends up coming up with the plan that helps them win the war and return to Jerusalem! In the final scene, they experience the miracle of the Temple Menorah.”
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