April 16, 2024
The Nationwide Menorah in 2022. Courtesy of the Nationwide Menorah Council

Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish pageant of lights, begins at sunset on Thursday, Dec. 7, with the lighting of the primary candle.

The vacation commemorates the re-dedication of the historic temple in Jerusalem following the Jews’ victory over a bigger Syrian military in 165 BCE. It’s the solely Jewish vacation related to a navy victory.

The date varies between late November and late December as a result of the Jewish spiritual calendar relies on the cycles of each the Moon and Solar.

In america, the vacation has developed right into a time for giving presents to kids and pals, and in some methods has change into a Jewish different to Christmas.

Liberty Station, in partnership with the Chabads of downtown San Diego and Pacific Seaside, will host a public menorah lighting at Liberty Station’s Central Promenade close to the ice rink at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

The annual lighting ceremony for the Nationwide Menorah on the Ellipse, simply throughout from the White Home, is scheduled for five p.m. Japanese time.

Jewish congregations all through San Diego are additionally internet hosting lighting ceremonies.