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Knoxville's 4th Annual "Menorah Madness" to be December 5th


By Jeff Gubitz

The Knoxville Jewish Alliance, Chabad, Temple Beth El, Heska Amuna Synagogue, Hadassah and Knoxville Jewish Day School will present Knoxville's fourth annual "Menorah Madness," an exciting Hanukkah event with food, crafts for kids, songs and candle lighting. The fun-filled party is from 4:30 - 6:30 on Sunday, December 5th at the Arnstein Jewish Community Center and celebrates Hanukkah- a Jewish, festival of lights commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd Century BCE.

It is customary for Jewish people to light candles in a special candelabra called a Hanukiah or Hanukkah Menorah. One candle is lit on each night of the eight day holiday and Wednesday's celebration concludes the holiday with the last candle being lit. All members in the community are welcome at this spectacular event.

Falafel pita dinners will be for sale, sufganiot, traditional Hanukkah jelly donuts, and craft activities for the kids. Have your photo taken with Judah Maccabee. Help light the Chanukiah. Bring some coins to help others have heat and light their homes and a canned good for the food bank.

The Arnstein Jewish Community Center is located at 6800 Deane Hill Drive.

Published December 4, 2010

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