This year, the first day of Chanukah coincides with Thanksgiving Day - the first such occurrence since President Abraham Lincoln established Thanksgiving in 1863, and the only time these two holidays will overlap until the year 79,811!
To mark this unprecedented event, the JCC of Mid-Westchester, 999 Wilmot Road, will host a community-wide Chanukah celebration on the last night of the 8-day holiday, Wednesday, December 4, beginning at 5pm. The festivities will include the lighting of a giant outdoor hannukiah (candelabra), with traditional Chanukah food, holiday music, and Israeli Folk dancing in the JCC Social Hall, led by JCC dance instructor Cantor Uri Aqua. All are welcome to attend, free of charge. The JCC of Mid-Westchester, 999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale, a proud beneficiary of UJA-Federation of New York, is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the community by providing cultural, social, educational, and recreational/fitness programs, human services, and Jewish identity-building opportunities to people of all ages and backgrounds without regard to race or religion. jccmw.org.
Address: 999 Wilmot Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583