Hanukkah Family Program, Menorahcade This Weekend

The second annual Menorahcade ends with the lighting of the menorah at Herrick Park.

Rabbi Leibel Baumgarten gets ready for the MenorahCade last year in East Hampton. Credit: Daniel Gonzalez
Rabbi Leibel Baumgarten gets ready for the MenorahCade last year in East Hampton. Credit: Daniel Gonzalez
Join the Jewish community in celebrating the Festival of Lights, which begins at sundown on Wednesday and the first full day of which falls on Thanksgiving.

On the fourth night of Hanukkah, the second annual Menorahcade will be held, starting at Chabad Lubavitch of the Hamptons at 13 Woods Lane in East Hampton at 6 p.m. The motorcade will end at Herrick Park in the village, where a menorah lighting will be held at 6:30 p.m.

A menorah lighting will also be held at the windmill in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 6 p.m.

Here are a list of Hanukkah-related activities and services coming up around East Hampton:

Jewish Center of the Hamptons, East Hampton

• Friday: Celebrate Hanukkah with the family. An expanded gift shop is open all day. Family programs begin at 10:30 a.m. with Ventriloquist Jonathon Geffner. A Craft Studio Project starts at 11:30 a.m. and then at noon, a Latke Lunch. The celebration continues at 4:30 p.m. with Candle lighting and Hanukkah Songs, Shabbat Dinner and Service. Price: Adult Member $15, Adult Non-Member $20, and Children $10. Donate a new, unwrapped toy for a child.

Saturday: Shabbat service at 10 a.m. Torah Study following services and Kiddush at 12:30 p.m.

Chabad Lubavitch of the Hamptons, East Hampton

Friday: Shabbat HanukkahTurkey Dinner at 3:45 p.m. The lighting of the Hanukkah and Shabbat candles, followed by services and a homemade dinner with all the Chanukah and Thanksgiving trimmings. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. RSVP to Hamptons@JewishLI.com or 631-312-4286.

Temple Adas Israel, Sag Harbor

Saturday: The community is invited to the public Candle Lighting at the giant Hanukiyah by the Windmill on Main Street in Sag Harbor at 6 p.m.

Sunday: Temple Adas Israel of Sag Harbor will hold a multi-generational Hanukkah Party at 3 p.m. Latkes and sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) will be served, and there will be dreidle games. Hanukkahh songs, a drumming circle, dancing, a Hanukkah Cookie Bake-Off with prizes, olive oil tasting and candle lighting (bring your own menorah) are also planned. There is a suggested donation of $5 per person to defray expenses.

Happy Hanukkah from Patch! 


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