The Saint John Jewish Historical Museum
and Shaarei Zedek Synagogue
invites all Saint John and area residents
to join us as we celebrate
Hanukkah, “The Festival of Lights”.
The menorah lighting ceremony
to mark the eighth day of Hanukkah will be
outside the entrance to the
Saint John Jewish Historical Museum/ Shaarei Zedek Synagogue,
91 Leinster Street
Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Following the candle lighting, join us inside for an informal program
of Hanukkah songs and light refreshments.
Please come and bring your friends.
This eight-day festival celebrates the victory of the Maccabees over the Greeks in 165 B.C.E., allowing the Jews to regain their freedom to worship God. The central custom of the holiday is the lighting of the nine-branched menorah which represents the miracle of the oil in the eternal light. According to tradition, the oil burned for eight days rather than the one day expected. Other customs include playing with the dreidl and eating foods traditional to Hanukkah.
For more information call 633-1833 or email: email@example.com.