Menorah Lighting Events and Chanukah Celebrations

Local families enjoy Chanukah celebrations throughout the Hudson Valley

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It's that time of year again. Families across the Hudson Valley are getting into the Chanukah spirit with community lighting ceremonies and celebrations. We have rounded them up right here for you! Due to the pandemic, many are online only.

December 10 Chanukah Light Live & Gift Bag
Short, interactive community menorah lighting ceremony from the comfort of your own home with treats, songs, music, and a ventriloquist. Pick up your free Chanukah Gift Bag to enjoy together on Zoom. Bag is filled with doughnuts, latkes, clay dreidel craft, chocolate coins, candy dreidel, and more. Pick up bags at the Chabad Center, 1170 Route 17M, Suite 1, Chester.

December 10 Kol Yisrael Public Menorah Lighting 2020
Join Kol Yisrael and partners Congregation Agudas Israel, Newburgh JCC, and Temple Beth Jacob in recognizing different groups of honorees each night on the front lawn, 290 North St., Newburgh. Everyone is welcome to attend. RSVPs appreciated 845- 562-5604. DUNKIN’ DONUTS munchkins will be served. The lighting will be held outdoors and will follow all New York State COVID safety guidelines. It will begin on Thursday, December 10th, and continue for eight consecutive nights. Light snacks, provided by Dunkin’ Donuts, will be served. Most evenings, the lighting will be held at 6PM. However, on Friday, December 11th, the event will begin at 4PM to accommodate Shabbat evening, the beginning of the Jewish sabbath. 290 North St., Newburgh.

December 10 County wide Chanukah Zoom Party
County wide Hanukkah party in your home. Please have your menorah ready to light as we are joined by our very own talented musician and cantor, Eli Massias, as he leads us in the Chanukah blessings and songs. Please have your dereidel ready for a fantastic fun Dreidel game. Must RSVP.

December 16 Menorah Lighting
Join the Village of Pawling on the 8th night of Chanukah with donuts, latkes, chocolate gelt at the lighting of a 9’ menorah.

Updated December 9, 2020

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