The Festival of Lights — The Jewish celebration of Hanukkah — begins this year on Saturday at sundown. Hanukkah runs for eight days, concluding this year on Sunday night, Dec. 16.
Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park and Eagle Rock will host a Community Lights Hanukkah Party on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 6-9 p.m. at 5711 Monte Vista Street. Community members are invited to come sing Hanukkah songs, eat latkes, light the giant Hanukkiah, and win a raffle prize. Raffle tickets are $5 and can be purchased at Temple Beth Israel up to and on the day of the party.
On Sunday, Dec. 9 Temple Beth Israel invite community members to help spend an afternoon setting up for the Hanukkah party. A cookie-bake will be held from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and setup will take place from noon until 4 p.m.