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Hanukkah at Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

Hanukkah - First Night
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
December 20, 2011

As the sun was lowering in the sky, a group gathered at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage to celebrate the 1st Night of Hanukkah. Rabbi Shawn Zevit led the start of the Festival of Light and Freedom.

Rabbi Shawn Zevit and Mark Davidson

Rabbi Shawn Zevit and Mark Davidson


Mark Davidson, Manager of School and Family Programs at the Maltz Museum, welcomed the crowd and introduced Rabbi Zevit.

Rabbi Zevit spoke about the context of Hanukkah - reclaiming the Temple and the story of the candles.

Rabbi Shawn Zevit

Rabbi Shawn Zevit

Rabbi Zevit explained the first night of Hanukkah and the candles were lit and prayers sung.

Candace Anker and Rabbi Shawn Zevit

Candace Anker and Rabbi Shawn Zevit


Candace Anker and Rabbi Shawn Zevit

Candace Anker and Rabbi Shawn Zevit

Rabbi Zevit sang a Hanukkah song about "Lighting one candle in the dark" and then the crowd joined in to sing "Rock of Ages."

Singing at Maltz Museum on 1st nigth of Hanukkah


Rabbi Zevit then led the crowd in O Chanukah to conclude the ceremony.

Rabbi Shawn Zevit

Rabbi Shawn Zevit


Enjoy these photos from the Maltz Museum ceremony.

Dr. Jack Jaffe MD and Ellen Vendeland

Dr. Jack Jaffe MD and Ellen Vendeland


Amy (and young Jack) Cummings and Maltz Museum Director Judi Feniger

Amy (and young Jack) Cummings and Maltz Museum Director Judi Feniger


Ellie Goldstein with David and Helen Rivelis

Ellie Goldstein with David and Helen Rivelis


Geri Nayer, Renee Lieberman, Candace Anker, Charlie Wexler (the baby), Roz Kaufman

Geri Nayer, Renee Lieberman, Candace Anker with baby Charlie Wexler
and Roz Kaufman


Linda Sanders, Iris Love and Lillian Gross

Lillian Gross (seated) Linda Sanders and Iris Love


Ruth Schobenberg

Ruth Schobenberg


Mark Davidson

Mark Davidson


Hanukkah Cookies

Hanukkah Cookies


First night of Hanukkah candles


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