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Hanukkah 2012 in Belmont

Celebrate the Festival of Lights in the Town of Homes.

Hanukkah 2012 in Belmont

This year, Hanukkah begins at sunset on Saturday, Dec. 8, and ends a week later on Sunday, Dec. 16.

Temples in and around Belmont are holding services and special Hanukkah events, including:

    Beth El Temple Center, Belmont

    Temple Isaiah, Lexington

    Temple Emunah, Lexington 

    Temple Shir Tikvah, Winchester

    Temple Beth Shalom of Cambridge

    • Candle lighting, Friday, Dec. 14, 3:54 p.m., at the temple.
    • Chanukah Havdalsh and Game Night, Saturday, Dec. 15, at the temple.

    Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, commemorates  the story of the Maccabean Revolt against Syrian rulers in present day Israel 2,300 years ago. The Maccabees wanted to rededicate Jerusalem's main temple but had only enough oil to kindle the Eternal Light for one day. The oil lasted for eight days, according to the story, and the holiday of Hanukkah was born.

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