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New York Jewish Film Festival
The Jewish Museum and Film at Lincoln Center are delighted to bring you the New York Jewish Film Festival, presenting films from around the world that explore the Jewish experience.
Hannukah Lighting in New York City
Time to light the menorah! Hannukah is one of the best NYC events in December. It reminds us to nosh on classic Jewish food, hit up a holiday market to find some great gifts and bond with loved ones. There are many ways to celebrate Hanukkah in New York City. The World’s Largest Menorah Lighting is at Grand Army Plaza in Midtown, Manhattan and at Grand Army Plaza in Park Slope, Brooklyn (Oy Vey!). Manhattan menorah lightings are generally at 5:30pm (Fridays 3:30pm and Saturdays 8pm). Brooklyn menorah lightings are generally at 6pm (Fridays 3:30pm and Saturdays 7pm).
Hakafot Lubavitch Rabbi
Rejoice with festive singing and dancing as we celebrate the joy of our precious Torah. Hakafot will be celebrated on Shmini Atzeret Eve, and Simchat Torah Eve, and on Simchat Torah Day. Kiddush and L’Chaim will be served! Join us for this grand Chassidic Dance Festival!
Saturday Night Seder
This online seder is collecting donations for the CDC Foundation’s Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund. Many of the traditional Passover songs will be sung together and people around the world will be able to celebrate together.
International Nash-Didan (Judeo-Aramaic) Day
The American Sephardi Federation in partnership with the Jewish Community of Urmia, Iran and participants from Iraq, Iran, Azerbaijan, and Turkey are hosting the first Nash-Didan Day outside of Israel. The event features an international team of scholars who will be exploring the history, culture, language, and traditions of the Nash Didan, the Aramaic speaking Jewish communities of Iraq, Iran, Turkey, and Azerbaijan.
Day of Jewish Unity
On the Day of Jewish Unity, over one million people gather around the world or a day of peace and prayer in hopes of ending global hostility and destruction. In cities around the world from Israel and France to Canada and United States, this day is filled with prayer for hope.