• December 07 2018,  Revere

    Chanukah celebrates religious freedom and light over darkness

    By Tara Vocino On the third night of Chanukah this Tuesday, approximately 40 people from a variety of faith backgrounds come together for the Menorah Lighting in front of City Hall. Chanukah is an eight-night long festival that lasts from Dec. 2 to 9 and celebrates victory over darkness and encourages us to do good by spreading light. On Tuesday, Sam Huberman, Mayor Brian Arrigo and Joe Cole lit the eight-candle menorah with one candle in the middle. Congregation Tifereth Israel Rabbi Sruli Baron, who identifies as Jewish Orthodox, explained how Chanukah originated. The King of the Greeks, a Hellenic culture, sought to destroy the Jewish people through religious persecution,…

  • Lynnfield,  November 30 2018

    Chanukah Celebrations at Temple Emmanuel

    Chanukah Celebrations at Temple Emmanuel Temple Emmanuel is celebrating the Jewish holiday of Chanukah with several events this December. Families are invited to join the congregation during this festive season. The eight days of Chanukah begin on Sunday evening, Dec. 1 this year and end at sunset on December 9. Saturday, Dec. 1: Wakefield’s Downtown Holiday Stroll will include an afternoon Chanukah Sing-along – exact time and place will be posted on the Stroll’s program. Sunday, Dec. 2 at 10:00 a.m.: Sisterhood Chanukah Brunch-Meeting. Donations of socks, scarfs and mittens are appreciated. Sunday, Dec. 2 at 5:00 p.m.: Wakefield Common Menorah Lighting for the First Night of Chanukah. Friday, Dec.…

  • Lynnfield,  November 21 2018

    Chanukah Celebrations at Temple Emmanuel

    Chanukah Celebrations at Temple Emmanuel   Temple Emmanuel is celebrating the Jewish holiday of Chanukah with several events this December. Families are invited to join the congregation during this festive season. The eight days of Chanukah begin on Sunday evening, Dec. 1 this year and end at sunset on December 9. Saturday, Dec. 1: Wakefield’s Downtown Holiday Stroll will include an afternoon Chanukah Sing-along – exact time and place will be posted on the Stroll’s program. Sunday, Dec. 2 at 10:00 a.m.: Sisterhood Chanukah Brunch-Meeting. Donations of socks, scarfs and mittens are appreciated. Sunday, Dec. 2 at 5:00 p.m.: Wakefield Common Menorah Lighting for the First Night of Chanukah. Friday,…

  • December 8, 2017,  Peabody

    Chanukah and more at Temple Emmanuel in December

    Members of Temple Emmanuel announce several events happening at Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield this December, including the celebration of Chanukah. Dec. 12: Wakefield Public Menorah Lighting at 5:30 p.m. Join Rabbi Greg Hersh and Chabad of the North Shore on the first night of Chanukah as we light the giant public menorah right in the heart of Wakefield! The lighting will take place at the Wakefield Commons. Following the lighting, join us for some Hot Latkes and delicious Jelly Donuts! Free and open to all, sponsored by Chabad of the North Shore Dec 16: Chanukah Celebration Party – bring your favorite menorah – Saturday evening at 5:00 p.m. There will…

  • December 8, 2017,  Lynnfield

    Chanukah and more at Temple Emmanuel in December

    Members of Temple Emmanuel announce several events happening at Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield this December, including the celebration of Chanukah. Dec. 12: Wakefield Public Menorah Lighting at 5:30 p.m. Join Rabbi Greg Hersh and Chabad of the North Shore on the first night of Chanukah as we light the giant public menorah right in the heart of Wakefield! The lighting will take place at the Wakefield Commons. Following the lighting, join us for some Hot Latkes and delicious Jelly Donuts! Free and open to all, sponsored by Chabad of the North Shore Dec 16: Chanukah Celebration Party – bring your favorite menorah – Saturday evening at 5:00 p.m. There will…