GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Hanukkah is nearly here, and there are several ways for the Greenburgh Jewish community to celebrate the Festival of Lights throughout the week.
The Greenburgh Hebrew Center in Dobbs Ferry is holding candle lighting ceremonies every day starting Saturday at 5 p.m.
On Dec. 14, GHC will host its annual Hanukkah dinner, starting with a Young Families Program and Dinner that will include food, songs, blessings and Hanukkah activities for kids, followed by a musical Shabbat service and family-style dinner at 6:30. Teens from the center's Hebrew high school program will mount a photography exhibit titled "The Jewish Lens at GNC."??
Elmsford Village will join in celebrating Hanukkah on Dec. 13 with its 7th annual menorah lighting ceremony at 7 p.m. Entertainment and refreshments will follow the lighting, which will take place at the Community Senior Center, 10 N. Stone Ave.
The Warner Library is holding a special Hanukkah concert, with Koby Hayon from the Israeli Jazz group performing Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Hayon will fuse his Jewish heritage and guitar talents to perform traditional melodies of Jewish prayer, at the library, 121 N. Broadway, Tarrytown.
Chabad of the Rivertowns is hosting two Hanukkah events this week. On Saturday, music and refreshments will be provided at Ardsley's Annual Hanukkah Menorah Lighting. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Ardsley Legion Park.
On Sunday, Chabad of the Rivertowns will host "Hanukkah in Candyland," a community and family festival featuring the world's largest candy menorah and family entertainer Cardone. The event starts at noon at the Chabad House of the Rivertowns, 303 Broadway in Dobbs Ferry. Food and a giant candyland board with prizes will add to the entertainment.
The Oren Neiman Quartet Hanukkah Concert is take place Dec. 15 at 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. The quartet will feature musicians from around the world presenting a combination of Jewish, American and Israeli music.
The Woodlands Community Temple is holding two events in observance of Hanukkah. First, the temple will hold a Hanukkah concert on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. A local family will perform interactive original songs as well as favorite classic Hanukkah sing-alongs at the temple, 50 Worthington Place in Greenburgh. Those interested in attending can sign up online at the temple's website .
On Dec. 14, the temple will light up the sanctuary with Shabbat Hanukkah at 8 pm. The event will include food, music and lighting ceremonies.
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