Happy Chanukah - Roosevelt Island Menorah Lighting Ceremony Tonight At 6 PM In Front Of Blackwell House
A Chanukah Menorah Lighting ceremony will take place tonight starting at 6 PM in front of Blackwell House. Come join your neighbors for some hot drinks, latkes, donuts and music.
As to the holiday of Chanukah or Hanukkah, the NY Times writer David Brooks has a great article about it's origins and meaning. I highly recommend it. An excerpt:
Tonight Jewish kids will light the menorah, spin their dreidels and get their presents, but Hanukkah is the most adult of holidays. It commemorates an event in which the good guys did horrible things, the bad guys did good things and in which everybody is flummoxed by insoluble conflicts that remain with us today. It’s a holiday that accurately reflects how politics is, how history is, how life is...Now For Roosevelt Islanders in Texas or a Texas State of Mind wherever you may be - enjoy the Dreidel song.
UPDATE - 6:45 PM - The Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation will also be holding a Chanukah Party and Menorah Lighting Ceremony on Sunday December 13 (4 - 6 PM) at the Rivercross Community Room - 531 Main Street.
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