Festival lights up the Okanagan

Hanukkah celebrations planned for Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna, Peachland, Penticton and Oliver

Hanukkah celebrations will be lighting the way around the Okanagan valley.

Chabad Okanagan will be bringing Chanukah events to the entire valley for its eighth year.

“We service the whole Okanagan, so each year for Chanukah we try to make it around the whole valley in order to include everyone,” said Rabbi Shmuly Hecht.

A celebration and light up will take place in Kelowna, across from City Hall, Dec. 2; in Vernon at the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives Dec. 3; in Salmon Arm at Piccadilly Mall Dec. 4; in Penticton at the Cannery Dec. 5; at the Oliver Correctional Centre Dec. 6; Kelowna General Hospital Dec. 7 and in Peachland Dec. 8.

Led by Rabbi Shmuly Hecht, these family-friendly celebrations represent religious freedom and diversity as well as an opportunity to learn about Jewish values, culture and tradition.

See also: Vernon museum hosts a Hanukkah celebration

In Vernon, doors open at 5 p.m. and events will include build your own Menorah, a sampling of traditional Hanukkah latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyah (doughnuts). There will also be a live demonstration on how to cook latkes. Enjoy music, a free raffle and traditional Hanukkah gifts for the kids. Donations are appreciated.

To pre-register, or for more information on Chanukah celebrations and other Chabad Okanagan events around the valley visit www.JewishOkanagan.com or call 250-575-5384

“Everyone is welcome to share and enjoy this very special event in the Jewish community.”


@VernonNews
lifestyles@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Infighting at Kelowna Yacht Club makes it to court

Marc Whittemore, a local lawyer and prominent member of the club, filed a notice of civil claim Feb. 1

Okanagan College basketball wraps up regular season

Coyotes’ squads will finish the season with two games against Capilano

Death Café returns to Okanagan

Vernon, Kelowna and Summerland events toast touchy subject

Kelowna wrestlers to compete at B.C. Wrestling Championships

The team is excited to head to the championships in Langley starting Feb. 17.

VIDEO: Canada’s flag turns 54 today

The maple leaf design by George Stanley made its first appearance Feb. 15, 1965

Expect delays on Highway 1 west of Golden due to vehicle fire

Expect delays while driving Highway 1 between Golden and Revelstoke. Drive BC… Continue reading

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Semi loses control on Highway 97A in Shuswap

Slippery roads contribute to crash of transport truck carrying tires

Plecas won’t run in next election if B.C. legislature oversight reforms pass

B.C. Speaker and Abbotsford South MLA says he feels ‘great sympathy’ for Jody Wilson-Raybould

Workshop with ‘accent reduction’ training cancelled at UBC

The workshop was cancelled the same day as an email was sent out to international students

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

Syrian refugee responds to racism in Canada

Guest columnist Mustafa Zaqrit

Lower Mainland boy shot with pellet gun

Surrey RCMP believe Cloverdale pellet gun incidents are ‘linked’

Most Read