Hanukkah Holiday Celebration

Hanukkah is a widely celebrated Jewish holiday.

Event Details

Date: December 17, 2017

Times: 4-6 p.m.

Location: Mikkelson Auditorium of the Froiland Science Complex (113A)

Ticket Info: This event is free and open to the public.

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Sioux Falls’ Jewish population is welcoming the community to help celebrate the holiday season with a menorah lighting at Augustana University. The Chabad Jewish Center of South Dakota is organizing the 4 p.m. Sunday event, which includes the lighting of a six-foot menorah at AU’s Froiland Science Complex. Event entry is free of charge. There will be food available for purchase. RSVP on this form.

Hanukkah started Tuesday, Dec. 12, and runs through Wednesday, Dec. 20, marking the most widely celebrated Jewish holiday in remembrance of the religion’s miraculous victory over threats from the Syrian-Greek empire and the small amount of oil that burned for eight days.

“The message is really a universal message that each and every day, each one of us could add additional lights,” said Rabbi Mendel Alperowitz, co-director of the Chabad Jewish Center of South Dakota. “Additional goodness into our lives, into our homes and into the lives around us.”

Alperowitz and other organizers will have traditional Hanukkah food and activities for attendees.