Temple Emanu-El Presents
The Greatest Hanukkah On Earth! XIX
We are the Light!
on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 4:30 PM
Temple Emanu-El of Tucson is delighted to host "The Greatest Hanukkah on Earth! XIX—We are the Light!" celebration Sunday, December 17th at 4:30 PM, the largest and best Hanukkah celebration in the state of Arizona. The festivities for the Jewish Festival of Lights begin with the lighting of the huge outdoor Millstone Hanukkah Menorah (candelabrum) at 225 N. Country Club Road at 4:30 PM, followed by a spectacular program of Hanukkah songs, stories, theatricals and dance, all accompanied by the Avanim Rock Band, Rabbi Batsheva Appel and the Temple Emanu-El ECE Students, RS Youth and Teen Choirs will be featured in Hanukkah music from around the Jewish world. The Tucson Girl's Chorus Advanced Choir will be performing this year. The celebration is free and open to all.
At the conclusion of the celebration, everyone is invited to light his or her own menorah, creating a magnificent scene of flickering candlelight and holiday joy and meaning. (Each family is asked to bring a Hanukkah menorah and 2 candles.) Immediately following the Hanukkah celebration there will be a traditional brisket and latke (potato pancake) dinner, with special children's gifts and activities. Dinner is by reservation only and there is a charge. Call (520) 327-4501 for more information.
In addition, each of the eight nights of Hanukkah there will be a lighting ceremony at the outdoor Country Club Road menorah. The public is cordially invited. The lighting schedule is Saturday, December 24th, at 5:30 PM, and every night of Hanukkah thereafter at 5:30 PM. For more information call the Temple Emanu-El office at (520) 327-4501.
FREE and open to all! Bring your menorah and two Hanukkah candles for the finale!
The Greatest Hanukkah On Earth! is followed by dinner at 6:15 pm -- make your reservations now!