Sunday, November 24, 2013, 10:00 – 11:30 am Westfield Hawthorn Mall, 122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills Lower level, in front of Carson Pirie Scott (enter by Mario Tricoci, near Macy’s) Presented in partnership by JCC Chicago, JUF Young Families and PJ Library.
Featuring Hanukkah crafts & dreidel games, giant photo booth, engaging, high-energy music & dancing, award-winning kid’s rock musician Jeanie B!
As a highlight of the event, children will make crafts for local nursing homes as amitzvah, good deed, project. Creating meaningful opportunities to make connections and learn important values such as kehillah, community, and chesed, caring for others, is what JCC Chicago is all about. The activity demonstrates the importance of giving and being selfless, inspiring the application of those lessons to brighten the lives of others.
Hanukkah is one of the most widely celebrated American Jewish holidays, enriched through festive family and community gatherings. Jewish people light menorahs, special candelabras, for eight days, as reminders of the Jewish struggle for religious freedom. The eight days of Hanukkah begin this year at sundown on November 27.