AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – As Hanukkah approaches, here are events you can attend nearby:
Chabad of Augusta
Chabad of Augusta will light one of 15,000 public menorahs around the world, symbolizing light, hope and the universal message of religious freedom.
The group will light a 9-foot public menorah at 7016 Evans Towne Center Blvd. Sunday, from 16:30 to 18:00
The menorah will be on display for the eight days of Hanukkah, beginning on Sunday evening. The event will be attended by community officials and community leaders.
After the ceremony, children will perform Hanukkah songs, and hundreds of people will enjoy traditional foods. Kids will love the special gelt drop as chocolate “gelt” drops from a Columbia County fire truck.
All children in attendance will also receive a Hanukkah gift.
And before the event, kids will enjoy Hanukkah crafts and other activities.
Chabad is also hosting a car Menorah parade to help bring the holiday spirit to children and adults, leading up to the event at Evans Town Center Park. The parade will proceed from the Chabad Synagogue to the event in the park.
Augusta Jewish Museum
The local Jewish community will light a giant Hanukkah menorah on Sunday on the steps of the recently preserved synagogue in Telfair St. 525 downtown.
This year, the Augusta Jewish Museum is also highlighting the importance of “Shining a Light on Anti-Semitism.”
According to the National Anti-Defamation League, Shine a Light is a purpose-driven platform for organizations, businesses, institutions and individuals to come together to shine a light on anti-Semitism in all its modern forms.
Thanks to a grant from the Digital Library of Georgia, Augusta Jewish Museum materials documenting more than two centuries of Jewish life, culture, food and tradition are now available online.
The collection contains historical materials from 1850 to 2022 to provide unique insights into the life, philanthropy, food and experiences of Jews in the Augusta region.
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