Hanukkah, the Jewish “festival of lights,” begins Dec. 8 in 2012 and continues through Dec. 16. The eight-day celebration commemorates the Jewish people’s struggle for religious freedom.
The Jewish Community Center in Fox Point celebrated Hanukkah last year with a public event that included traditional crafts and food, plus music from a New York-based musician.
Also in 2011, Fox Point Patch introduced readers to the “Jewish Santa,” who delivers toys each Christmas Eve to children at a Milwaukee emergency shelter.
Other local resources include:
- Congregation Shalom, Fox Point
- Congregation Sinai, Fox Point
- The Shul Center, Bayside
- Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, Glendale