Community Hanukkah Celebration on Dec. 22 at JCC

The annual Community Hanukkah Celebration, which is being co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton, will take place at the JCC, 500 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal, on Thursday, December 22, from 5:15-7 pm.

The evening will begin with the Hanukkah torch walk, during which children and teens from the community will lead a procession of lights from the entrance to Temple Israel’s parking lot to the front of the JCC. There will be a brief ceremony with music and recitations. The event will then move into the JCC’s auditorium and feature performances by the JCC Early Childhood Center and Hillel Academy, as well as a showing of the annual community Hanukkah video. 

The torch walk will take place from 5:15-5:30 pm, followed by entertainment from 5:30-6 pm at which time the food buffet will open. Food tickets will be sold for $8 per person and $6 for seniors and children with a family maximum of $28, and will include traditional holiday refreshments.
There will be a guest appearance by Rowdy the Rumble Pony’s mascot, who will partake in the games, face painting and arts and crafts with the children from 6-7 pm.

Reservations are greatly appreciated and can be made by calling the JCC office at 724-2417.