Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775
View our photo montage of Chanukah candlelightings throughout Philadelphia and even the nation's capital.
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Adath Israel hosted a Chanukah candlelighting Wednesday night that also marked a commemoration of those killed during last month's terrorist raid on a synagogue in Israel.
This year's Chanukah parties at the White House took on added meaning, coming on the day that Alan Gross was released from Cuba.
The six episodes of Bruce Feiler's latest project explore not only what compels so many people to go on spiritual pilgrimages each year, but what has happened to make each destination into a religious locus.
“Anthony Goldstein, Ravenclaw, Jewish wizard,” the novelist said Tuesday on Twitter, responding to a query as to whether there were Jews at Hogwarts, the wizard school.

The Calendar

Fri. Dec 19
Klein Jewish Community Center
8:30 AM
Fri. Dec 19
Festival of Lights
Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History
5:00 PM-7:30 PM
Fri. Dec 19
Main Line Reform Temple
5:30 PM



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