Upcoming Community Chanukah Celebration

Published Monday, December 3, 2018

Chanukah commemorates rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the second century B.C.E. The candelabra, or menorah in the temple burned for eight days, even though there was only enough oil for one day.  Today, this eight-day holiday is celebrated by lighting candles for eight consecutive nights and eating foods fried in oil.  

The New Orleans JCC traditionally celebrates Chanukah with a free dinner and concert and this year is no exception.  Nefesh Mountain, a Jewish bluegrass ensemble, will brighten the Mintz Auditorium with soulful folk-inspired music.  The love and warmth emanating from these four musician is palpable and the perfect way to spend the eighth night of Chanukah. 

Don’t take my word for it — experience this yourself on  Sunday, December 9 at 4 PM.

*This event is for people of all ages.  Prior to forming Nefesh Mountain, musicians Doni Zasloff (Mama Doni) and Eric Lindberg visited the new Orleans JCC to perform Jewish music geared towards children and families.


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