Light - Our beacon of hope. We lit the first candle on the Hanukkah Menorah last night as we set off to celebrate 8 days of light, warmth and celebration.
There are a number of activities scheduled in and around Metro Vancouver.
This Wednesday you can celebrate the Miracle of Light and learn about the holiday of Hanukkah through songs, stories and fun in Richmond at the Public Library and Cultural Centre at 7700 Minoru Gate from 7PM to 7:45PM
Also on Wednesday Gordon Neighbourhood House will be partnering with the Jewish Seniors Alliance and Neighbourhood Small Grants to host a Hanukkah community event. It's for all ages and will run from 5PM to 7PM at 1019 Broughton Street, Vancouver. It will include live music, latkes and sufganyot, plus dreidel spinning competitions.
On Thursday you can take part in a Menorah Lighting at the West Vancouver Community Centre, where you can join them for stories and songs and delicious sufganiyot, jelly donuts. It takes place from 6PM to 7PM at 2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver.
On Sunday from 2:30PM to 4:00PM you can venture back to Richmond and join them for the last night of Hanukkah when they light the 25ft Menorah, accompanied by fun and entertainment. Again at the Richmond Public Library and Cultural Centre at 7700 Minoru Gate.
Then you can join in for A Celebration of Light on the 'Highway to Heaven', where the Richmond Jewish Day School invites you to an evening of warmth, snacks, songs and festivities through a celebration of diversity with members of the Richmnd community around the theme of light. From 6:30PM to 8PM at the Richmond Jewish Day School at 8760 No 5 Road, Richmond.
However you decide to celebrate - Happy Hanukkah.
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