Chanukah in Georgetown

This Chanukah, the concept of spreading the light was taken quite literally by Rabbi Avrohom Holtzberg of Chabad of Georgetown, Brooklyn. Throughout the eight days of Chanukah every corner of the neighborhood was reached and reminded of the miracle.

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Chanukah in Russia’s Capital

The festival of Chanukah in Russia’s capital city of Moscow this year swept up hundreds of thousands of Jews from all over the Jewish spectrum in the city: old and young, indigent and wealthy, orphans, prisoners, and hospital patients. In a chain of activities and events that reached out to Jews wherever they may be, bringing them the light and warmth of the Chanukah candles.

Chanukah is Alive in Kiev

Menorah lightnings in shopping malls, visits to houses of community members, Chanukah parties for whole families, and events for young people near the Ukrainian parliament building, are just part of a the various activities and events of Chanukah in Kiev.