JCC and Federation to host community Hanukkah event on Nov. 30

By Reporter staff

The Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton will host a community Hanukkah celebration on Tuesday, November 30, from 5:15-5:45 pm, in the JCC parking lot. (The snow date is Thursday, December 2.) There is no cost to attend the outdoor event; the community is invited to attend. Representatives from community organizations are invited to participate. The event will include an outdoor torch lighting ceremony, a community Hanukkah video and kosher pre-packaged doughnuts.

“Even though our outdoor event is only half an hour, it will be packed with community spirit, including our annual community Hanukkah video, which will include kids from all of the temples, Hillel and the JCC,” said Sheryl Brumer, executive director of the JCC. “It’s a little reminder that even during the darkest of times, a little light goes a long way, but we can’t do it alone, so please come out and help us light the lights!” 

“We’re pleased to be partnering with the JCC to make this event happen,” said Shelley Hubal, Federation executive director. “Coming together is a wonderful way to increase the holiday spirit and add light to the dark days of December. Last year’s parking lot Hanukkah celebration was joyous. We look forward to seeing you there.”