Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation


December 25-January 2

Hanukkah, one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays, is a festive eight-day celebration, also called the Festival of Lights. Hanukkah brings light, joy, and warmth to our homes and to our community. Hanukkah commemorates Judah Maccabee and his brothers over the victory of the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. Modern celebrations focus on family, friends and community; including the lighting of the Hanukkah menorah (hanukkiyah); and eating latkes, donuts and other foods prepared in oil.