Festival of Lights with the Nevada County Jewish Community Center | TheUnion.com

Festival of Lights with the Nevada County Jewish Community Center

An assortment of Channukah dreidels.
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Congregation B’nai Harim of the Nevada County Jewish Community Center invites the public to join its annual Hanukkah Party from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at the Love Building in Condon Park.

The Nevada County Jewish Community Center has been the Jewish home in the Grass Valley-Nevada City area for the past 40 years and our events are open to the community.

At the annual Hanukkah Party this year we will have a fun photo booth, latkes and sufganiot (jelly doughnuts), singing, menorah lighting and a performance by famed local magician Nick Fedoroff.

For details and more information on Fedoroff you can visit his website at http://www.themagicianisin.com.

The Nevada County Jewish Community Center Sisterhood gift shop will be on site with all things Hanukkah, such as dreidels, Hanukkah candles, menorahs, and all sorts of interesting and fun gifts for all ages.

Admission to the party is $5 per person, and children age three and under are free.

Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday, also known as the Festival of Lights, that commemorates the rededication of the Temple in 165 B.C. by the Maccabees after its desecration by the Syrians.

It celebrates the miracle of one day’s worth of lamp oil lasting for eight days by lighting a candelabra called a menorah that holds eight candles, plus one additional candle that lights the others.

Traditional foods include latkes, which are potato pancakes fried in oil and sufganiot, which are jelly doughnuts, also made by being fried in oil.

The holiday of Hanukkah lasts for eight days and falls on the twenty-fifth of the month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar. This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening of Dec. 12.

For more information, please visit the Nevada County Jewish Community Center website at http://www.ncjcc.org or call the office at 530-477-0922.

Source: Nevada County Jewish Community Center.

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