Washington, DC – Holiday Celebrations 2

Washington, DC, being America’s capital, exemplifies the melting-pot of countries and traditions which has helped to fashion a great nation.

So, it is not surprising to find a vigorous Jewish community and as Hanukkah begins Wednesday, December 1, I now share some of the ways you can enjoy this non-religious celebration of Freedom and Miracles. I’ll speak more about the meaning and history of the Holiday next time.

But you need to act immediately for the following opportunity.

Lighting the National Menorah — Presidential Ellipse,
4PM, December 1, 2010 (and each successive day until December 9)
sponsired by: American Friends of Lubavitch
Celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah with speeches, music, activities for kids (like dreidel games and eating latkes and donuts) and the lighting of the National Menorah by Rabbi Levi Shemtov.

The United States Navy Band, and Jeff Nadel, Director and US Air Force Band will play music during the 8 day Festival lighting.
Violin Virtuoso Itzhak Perlman will also perform at the opening night.

Free. Tickets required.
Info: 202-332-5600
Admission: Free tickets are required for reserved seats. Standing room is available to all.

Parking: Parking is extremely limited near the White House. The best way to get to the area is by metro, and the closest stops are Metro Center, Federal Triangle, and McPherson Square.

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