Hanukkah Celebration

Michael Horwitz

Michael Horwitz

  • Thursday, December 18, 2014
  • 12:30-2:00 pm
  • North Pavilion Atrium

Join Chaplain G. Michael Horwitz for an informal gathering.  This event is open to all employees, guests, families, and patients.  Stop by on your lunch break and say “shalom”, learn about the menorah, and have some fun. The event will have driedels, games, singing, holiday “schtick”, and educational information about the Jewish Festival of Lights, known as Hanukkah.

Hanukkah commenorates the victory of the Maccabees over the armies of King Antiochus Epiphanes IV of Syria in 165 B.C.E. Legend has it that a small amount of oil, when used to relight the menorah in the Temple, miraculously lasted for 8 days. Hanukkah means dedication and marks the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem following its destruction by the Syrians.  Jews throughout the world celebrate Hanukkah for 8 days, beginning the eve leading into the 25th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev. This year Hanukkah is observed beginning at sundown Dec. 16th through sundown Dec. 24th.

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