This year, Hanukkah starts at sundown on Sunday, November 28, and runs through the evening of Monday, December 6. South Orange and Maplewood are gearing up to celebrate with menorah lightings.
- South Orange will be hosting a menorah lighting in Spiotta Park at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30.
- The Springfield Avenue menorah lighting (at the Gazebo at the Hilton Branch of the Maplewood Library, 1688 Springfield Avenue) will take place at 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 2. The ceremony will include: Rabbi Dan Cohen, Rabbi Alexandra Klein, and Cantor Rebecca Moses from Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel; Rabbi Abigail Treu and Cantor Eliana Kissner from Oheb Shalom Congregation; and Rabbi Jesse Olitzky and Rabbi Rachel Marder from Congregation Beth El.
- Maplewood Village will be hosting a menorah lighting at Dickens Village in Ricalton Square at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, December 2.