Hurley Menorah Lighting for 1st Night of Hannukah
Nov. 28-Rabbi Karen Companez of Temple Beth El in Flint will celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah by visiting Hurley Medical Center and lighting the menorah in Hurley's Main Lobby on Tuesday, December 20 at 10:30 a.m., recognizing the first night of Hannukah.
Hannukah is the Jewish holiday celebrated for eight days in honor of the triumph of the Maccabbees and the miraculous drop of oil that lasted for eight days. The holiday includes lighting a candle each night for eight nights, spinning a dreidel (a top), and eating foods fried in oil (such as latkes or potato pancakes) and jelly donuts, called sufganiyot. During Hannukah, gifts are often exchanged and children receive chocolate coins, called gelt.
The event is open to the public. Chocolate coins or gelt will be handed out to those in attendance.