Hanukkah Happenings in La Jolla

Celebrate Hanukkah in La Jolla with these 5 family-friendly events. Hanukkah, or Chanukah, kicks off this year on December 16th at sundown (as all Jewish holidays do), this eight-day celebration commemorates the victory of the Macabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and “re-dedication” of the Temple in Jerusalem. This joyous holiday is celebrated by lighting a special menorah for eight-nights, indulging in delicious food cooked in oil such as latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly donuts), and fun dreidel games. Continue reading