Local Chanukah Celebrations Begin
Tonight is the first night of Chanukah, the Jewish celebration that lasts for eight nights to commemorate the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem. It’s a time to celebrate Judaism and to reaffirm Jewish beliefs.
Tonight at 6:00 p.m., there will be a large celebration with the lighting of the Stevenson Ranch Community Menorah will be lit. The menorah is located on Stevenson Ranch Parkway and Holmes Place.
On Sunday from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. the Santa Clarita Jewish Community Chanukah Party will take place at the Westfield Valencia Town Center
“The Chanukah Party is a community wide celebration that a lot of people show up for,” Rabbi Mark Blazer of Temple Beth Ami said. He added that there would be arts, crafts, food, music, and menorah lighting with Mayor Laurene Weste.
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There will be Chanukah Story Time at Barnes and Noble for the whole family from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 7.
The local temple, Temple Beth Ami, a temple in Valencia, is celebrating Chanukah in several very special ways. The temple is taking part in these celebrations to mark the significance of Chanukah.
People can bring their menorahs to a Shabbat celebration that will take place on Friday, December 3 at Temple Beth Ami. There will be two services, at 6:30 p.m. for families with young children and at 8:00 p.m. for everyone.
On Sunday, December 5, the Temple Beth Ami Sunday school will be making and donating blankets in honor of Chanukah. If you would like to donate or sponsor a blanket, contact Temple Beth Ami Education Committee Chair Judith Stolnitz at email@example.com