Dessert Reception for Chanukah menorah exhibitBy
Published: December 6, 2012
|When:||Back to Calendar December 9, 2012 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm||Where:||Greensboro Historical Museum
130 Summit Ave
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With joyous holiday songs, prayers, games and special food, the Greensboro Jewish Federation will celebrate the festive eight day holiday of Chanukah and officially celebrate and present “Lighting the Generations” exhibit of mostly heirloom Chanukah menorahs (candelabras) at a dessert reception, Sunday afternoon, December 9, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. a Greensboro Historical Museum, 130 Summit Avenue, Greensboro.
“We will joyously celebrate the brightness of religious freedom in the glowing lights of Chanukah on its second day in a happy community exhibit of 21 special Chanukiyot (menorahs) connected through history to Greensboro,” said Ivan Saul Cutler, chair, marketing committee, Greensboro Jewish
Open to the public, the reception acknowledges the festive Jewish holiday rooted in an ancient Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greeks for religious freedom and rededicating the Temple in Jerusalem in the Year 168 Before Common Era (B.C.E).
The holiday is celebrated around the world for eight days and nights.
At the dessert reception, traditional Chanukah songs and prayers will be sung, as the second candle will be lit. In keeping with tradition, a sampling of treats cooked in oil will be served, symbolizing the miracle of Chanukah when the one day’s oil for the rededicated holy Temple burned for eight
Many Greensboro individuals and families who loaned their menorahs will be present to share personal stories and marvel at the diverse array of Chanukiyot from classic to modern, with several more than a century old from the Benjamin, Isaacson, Kittner and Rauch families.
The menorahs will be exhibited at the Greensboro Historical Museum from now through January 3, 2013.