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!

Dec. 20: Pre-Hanukkah Songfest - A Sing Along with Rabbi Lerner, 7:30 p.m. 
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with us. Sing along with Rabbi Lerner and the congregation of Monroe Temple. Children welcome. Song sheets provided. Free event. Monroe Temple of Liberal Judaism. 314 North Main St. Monroe.

Dec. 22: Firetruck Gelt Drop and Monroe Menorah Lighting, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. 
Latkes, Donuts, Dignitaries, Dreidels and Hot Cocoa Special Coin Surprises 8 LUCKY GOLDEN GELT WINNERS! Free of charge Commuter Parking Lot. Millpond Parkway, Monroe.

Dec. 22: Hanukkah 
Jewish Festival of Lights begins at sundown on December 22 goes through nightfall of December 30. First candle is lit December 22 and the last on December 29. Ramapo Catskill Library. 619 Route 17M. Middletown.

Dec. 23: CAN-ORAH Chanukah Celebration, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. 
Grand Community Celebration, including: • Create and Light a Giant Giving Can-orah! • Hot Buffet Dinner • Latkes and Donuts • Bowling • Driedel Games • Chanukah Songs • Entertainment by “Docta Gel” Bring kosher canned goods. Cans will be donated to local food pantries Together we CAN light up the word! $15 pp in advance • $18 at the door. Colonial Lanes. 78 Brookside Ave., Chester.

Dec. 24: Movie and Menorah and Chinese Food, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. 
Jewish Movie Night in the Glow of the Menorah Chinese Food Dinner Followed by Jewish themed movie Dinner Fee $18 pp Chabad-Lubavitch of Orange County. 1170 Rte. 1M, Ste. 1, Chester.

Dec. 26: Tuxedo Menorah Lighting, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Latkes, Donuts, Dignitaries, Dreidels and Hot Cocoa Free of charge Tuxedo Train Station. 240 Rte. 17, Tuxedo.


 Updated December 9, 2019

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