Chanukah Celebration at The Fountains

Chanukah is the Festival of Lights and Miracles. The word means “to dedicate”. On Chanukah, the Maccabean Jews regained control of Jerusalem and rededicated the Temple only to find enough oil to light the eternal lamp for one day, miraculously the oil lasted for eight days. We light a candle on the menorah each night until all eight candles are lit. We eat traditional food including potatoes latkes (pancakes fried in oil) and sufganiyot (jelly donuts) and spin the dreidel, a four-sided spinning top that children love to play. Here at The Fountains, we celebrated the first night with a magnificent klezmer band, The Klezmerkaba. Klezmer music is the traditional music of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe. We ate latkes with sour cream and applesauce and sufganiyot, sang the blessings and lit the first night candle. Happy Chanukah and may you always have light and miracles!

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