TC to celebrate 70th anniversary on Dec. 13

Temple Concord will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a slide show, a toast and lights before joining the World Union for Progressive Judaism Hanukkah celebration “Many Candles, One World” on Sunday, December 13. Following the local Hanukkah Jewish Community Drive-In Event (see article on page 1) at 4:30 pm, Temple Concord will light the Hanukkah menorah in front of synagogue and the Kilmer Mansion at 5:30 pm. The in-person lighting will be broadcast on Zoom and Facebook. The anniversary will take place at 7 pm on Zoom and the Temple Concord Facebook page.

The evening will culminate with the World Union for Progressive Judaism’s celebration “Many Candles, One World,” featuring Hanukkah music and traditions from around the world, and showcasing choirs, cantors and celebrity guests. The event will be broadcast at 8 pm partnership with Central Synagogue on its YouTube channel. To register, visit

Temple Concord was founded 70 years ago and held its first Shabbat service in the Kilmer Mansion in December 1950. “We will be bringing the building and the memories to participants in our celebration,” said organizers of the event. “The celebration will include a slide show of holiday celebrations through the years, lighting our Hanukkah lights in our homes and raising a glass to celebrate the moment, honor the past and present, and look toward the future together.

“This year, the Sunday of Hanukkah will be filled with many meaningful celebrations,” organizers added. “Be sure to join us in celebrating Hanukkah and our anniversary.”