The Jewish holiday of Chanukah (or Hanukkah) lasts for eight days and runs from Sunday (12/9) to Sunday (12/16) in 2012, but the first candle of the menorah is lit after sundown on Saturday, December 8th.
According to SimpletoRemember.com, 94,000 Jews reside in the Metro-Detroit area. Like most holidays, however, not everyone celebrates Chanukah. For those who do, there are several Chanukah Events in Detroit:The Shul of West Bloomfield hosts a couple of Chanukah-related events:
- Chanukah in Chocolate Land, a family celebration of the first day of Chanukah. Cost is $10 a family.
- The Shul of West Bloomfield hosts the Super Big Menorah Lighting in the "D". The event celebrates Chanukah with a Menorah lighting on December 12th at Campus Martius in downtown Detroit. It begins at 5:30 PM and includes a hot-soup bar and doughnuts and skating after party.
- JSO Hanukkah Party! at the Student Center Building (lower level) at 7 PM on Monday, December 10th. The celebration includes, games, food and music.
- JSO Hanukkah Bash at Fairlane Center at 8 PM. The party include the game of dreidel, food and the Hanukkah story.
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