JCRC Interfaith Chanukah Party: A Fun Way to Share Jewish Traditions

Have you ever heard Chanukah referred to as the “Jewish Christmas” even though there is no connection between the two holidays other than the time of year they occur?

To help clear up the confusion and share the beauty of Chanukah, the Jewish Community Relations Council will host its annual Interfaith Chanukah Party on Sunday, December 11, from 3-4:30 p.m. at The J.

The light of the season is worth celebrating together, so you’re invited and bring your friends. People of all faiths are welcome. Cantors Sharon Hordes of Keneseth Israel and David Lipp of Adath Jeshurun will sing and lead Chanukah songs and the story of the holiday will be shared and candles will be lit.

And, of course, there will be latkes and sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) because it wouldn’t be a party without the traditional holiday foods, cooked in oil.

Every Chanukah celebration is also an opportunity to do a mitzvah, so bring canned goods and nonperishable items for the Jewish Family & Career Services Food Pantry or monetary donations for the Janet and Sonny Meyer Food Pantry Fund.

To ensure there is enough food for everyone, register online at www.jewishlouisville.org/InterfaithChanukah. For more information, contact JCRC Director Matt Goldberg, 502-238-2707 or mgoldberg@jewishlouisville.org.

Jeff Slyn is the chair of this program.

This program is co-sponsored by Interfaith Paths to Peace.

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