Hanukkah, the festival of lights, will begin at sundown on Wednesday, Dec. 1. As a community, Forest Hills has a strong Jewish heritage, and many different places to worship.
Cynthia Zalisky of the said that the holiday is such a happy occasion that it's easy to get into the spirit.
"It's a joyous holiday, which is a good thing," Zalisky said. "There are several celebrations in various areas, lightings where they have menorah's lit by cherry-pickers … it just brings joy and it really lights up the community."
In honor of the holiday, we've gathered just a few events together here, for your convenience. There will be many more activities throughout the holiday. Keep up with Forest Hills Patch to find them all.
At the , the first night of Hanukkah will be special this year, marking The event will start at the Reform Temple at 6 p.m. Wednesday night, and will be followed by a reception. On the third night of Hanukkah, the temple will also dedicated its new educational facility, the The Boris and Marcia Voronovsky Center for Jewish Learning, at 6 p.m. on Friday night. For more information go to www.rtfh.org.
Thewill hold a special candle lighting at the start of the third night of Hanukkah, beginning at 4:10 p.m. at the synagogue. For more information, visit the center online at www.fhjc.org.
The will be holding its on Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. lasting until 9 p.m. For more information, go to www.myqjc.org.
The is hosting its Hanukkah Festival on Dec. 5. Adults get admission for free! For more information, go to www.centralqueensy.org.