Music and fun take the stage at Dec. 23 Chanukah celebration
Celebrate the eighth night of Chanukah with latkes, gelt, live music, stories, prizes and more in the amphitheater at The Shops at Boca Center, 5050 Town Center Circle in Boca Raton. The community event, taking place Dec. 23, will begin with crafts, games and story time at 5:30 p.m. The festivities will continue with the candle lighting and entertainment at 6 p.m.
“We’re creating one large menorah of our whole community,” said Rabbi Josh Broide, director of community engagement for the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. “The full radiance of our diverse Jewish community will be unmistakable as leaders of our local synagogues each light one candle.”
After the lighting, Jewish musician Sammy Rosenbaum and band members will lead a sing-along for all ages followed by a Chanukah concert. Rosenbaum, who is also a music educator, blends styles ranging from jazz, funk, and folk to world beat and hip hop to connect people through Jewish music.
This special event is presented by PJ Library in South Palm Beach County, a family engagement program that works to inspire a love of Judaism in children and families.
“All families living in south Palm Beach County raising Jewish children from 6 months through 8 years old are invited to sign up for PJ Library to receive a monthly gift of free, high-quality Jewish children’s books and music,” said Elana Ostroff, director of the library.
“We’re grateful to The Shops at Boca Center and to our other generous local sponsors of what’s sure to be a night to remember for our Jewish community,” added Ostroff. “We’ll have kosher latkes, gelt and great raffle prizes as we wrap up our Chanukah festivities.”
PJ Library in South Palm Beach County is a partnership made possible through support from the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, Union for Reform Judaism, Leon and Toby Cooperman Family Foundation, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, Jewish Women’s Foundation of South Palm Beach County and local donors.
For more information, call Elana Ostroff at 561-852-6080 or email email@example.com.
Joanna Drowos, left, Lila Drowos, Jackson Drowos and Bryan Drowos