Community candlelighting for Hanukkah

By Staff Report Article posted on Thu. Dec. 6th, 2012

The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga will host two events next week at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace. All events presented by the federation are open to the community, regardless of religious affiliation.

Those attending either event are encouraged to bring donations of travel-size toiletries for the Ronald McDonald House and canned goods for the Chattanooga Area Food Bank as part of the Chattanooga Chapter of Hadassah's annual mitzvah project.

• Hanukkah celebration: A community candlelighting, traditional Hanukkah dinner and performance by members of the Chattanooga Girls Choir in celebration of the second night of Hanukkah is set for Sunday, Dec. 9. Events begin at 6:15 p.m.

Guests may bring their own menorah, if they have one. The hosts will provide the candles and matches.

The dinner will consist of latkes and chicken. The performance will spotlight the Grace Moore Singers, the most advanced of the tiered choir program.

Cost to attend is $27 for families of four, $12 for adults, $9 for children 6 and older.

To RSVP, call 423-493-0270, ext. 10, or visit

• Noon Nosh: This monthly luncheon, scheduled for noon Tuesday, Dec. 11, will feature a traditional meal of brisket, latkes, peas, applesauce and chocolate cake.

Landis Batts, who has worked as a singing server at the Chattanooga Choo Choo's Station House restaurant for many years and is a member of the local show band Standing Room Only, will provide the entertainment.

Cost to attend is $8. Reservations are requested by today, Dec. 6. Call 493-0270, ext. 10, or email rsvp@jewish

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