Friday, December 7, 2012
6 menorah lightings in Dallas-Fort Worth
Three rabbis host events.
The Festival of Lights, also called Hanukkah, is a yearly tradition in Judaism to honor the holy temple in Jerusalem. It remembers the miracle of the holy oil that burned for eight days, when it was supposed to have lasted just one day.
Here are 6 menorah lightings in Dallas-Fort Worth this year:
Rabbi Mendel Dubrawsky, head rabbi at Chabad of Dallas will oversee the menorah lightings at Galleria Dallas, NorthPark Center, Central Market Plano, and a Starbucks in celebrations that include entertainment, refreshments, and goodies for the kids.
Galleria Dallas: December 8, with a party at 7:30 p.m., featuring Akiba Academy choir singing; candles will be lit each subsequent night of the holiday (through December 15) at 5 p.m. Level One near the Guest Reception Center at Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas. galleriadallas.com.
NorthPark Center: December 9 at 6:30 p.m., includes a reading of a Hanukkah story from the PJ Library. Level One between Barneys New York and Nordstrom at NorthPark Center, 8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas. 214-363-7741. northparkcenter.com.
Central Market in Plano: December 12 at 6 p.m. in the back of produce department by the bananas at 320 Coit Road, Plano.
Starbucks at Preston and Frankford: Event for teens December 15 at 9:30 p.m. at 18208 Preston Road, Dallas, includes hot chocolate.
December 10 from 6 to 8 p.m., with the lighting at 6:15. Lower level in Macy’s Court at the Shops at Willow Bend, 6121 W. Park Blvd., Plano. 972-202-4900. shopwillowbend.com.
Rabbi Zvi Drizin of the Intown Chabad of Dallas presides over the annual Uptown Menorah Lighting with live music by the jazz-klezmer band JamPact, coffee, and latkes.
December 8 at 8 p.m. for party at 3699 McKinney Ave. in the West Village between Mi Cocina and the Magnolia theater, Dallas; the menorah will be lit each subsequent night of the holiday. theintownchabad.com.
Events also printed in Guide