JCC South Hills, 345 Kane Boulevard off Bower Hill Road, Scott Township
December 26, 2019
Chanukah, an eight-day holiday, commemorates the re-dedication of the Jerusalem Temple by Judah the Maccabee in the second century B.C.E., when Syrian King Antiochus used force to impose Greek religion on the people of Israel. This caused an uprising led by Judah the Maccabee and a small band of poorly armed Jews who succeeded in overcoming Antiochus’s forces. Once the Maccabees prevailed, they entered the desecrated Temple and found an untainted jar of oil sufficient to light the Temple lamp for only one day. But a miracle occurred and that small amount of oil lasted for eight days. To commemorate that miracle, we light a Chanukah menorah for eight nights and eat foods cooked in oil. Daily candle-lighting, with singing and other activities are held at the JCC.
5th Night Chanukah Celebration
Thursday, December 26, 5-7 pm, JCC in South Hills, 345 Kane Blvd., Scott
Free and open to the entire community
- Menorah lighting, DJ, Chanukah sing-a-long
- Latkes, pizza, salad, donuts
- PJ Library quiet corner & Chanukah photo booth
- Balloon Artist & airbrush face painting
- Gaga Pit, basketball, Chanukah crafts
- Open Swimming (pool is open until 9:30 pm)
Bring a bottle of olive oil or any other cooking oil for our friends at South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM).
RSVP: South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh
Presented by South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh in Partnership with Beth El Congregation of the South Hills, Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, JCC South Hills Day Camps, The Carnegie Shul, PJ Library, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, JCC Emma Kaufmann Camp, Temple Emanuel
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