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Jewish Federation of Greater Naples announces its annual community-wide Chanukah celebration Nov. 29
By: Jewish Federation of Greater Naples
The annual celebration will include lighting the menorah, the Naples Klezmer Revival Band, balloon creations, crafts, Chanukah songs and latkes and beverages available for purchase.
"In 2020, we had the celebration virtually, so we are looking forward to bringing the community together for this joyous celebration,"
The Chanukah menorah is a nine-branched candelabrum lit during the eight-day holiday. Eight of the nine branches hold lights (candles or oil lamps) that symbolize the eight nights of the holiday; on each night, one more light is lit than the previous night, until on the final night all eight branches are ignited.
The annual community event celebrates the miracle of Chanukah, when a ragtag band of Jewish freedom fighters ousted the powerful Syrian Greeks from the Holy Land more than 2,000 years ago. It is celebrated as a victory of religious freedom against an oppressive regime. Upon entering the newly liberated Holy Temple in Jerusalem, the Jewish armies found a small jar of pure olive oil to kindle the lamp that always burned there. The oil, which was enough for just one day, burned for eight days.
Sponsorship and table reservations at the event are available. For information, visit jewishnaples.org. (https://jewishnaples.org/
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