Temple Beth El of Boca Raton will be celebrating Chanukah this year with its signature Chanukah Under the Stars event from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, December 7, 2018 at the Mizner Park Amphitheater. This free community event will be a beautiful evening under the night sky, as members from the local South Florida Jewish community come together to celebrate the joyous holiday of Chanukah.
Starting at 5:00 pm, prior to the main Chanukah and Shabbat Service, the event will include a children’s area with bounce houses, face painting, crafts followed by a Chanukah Tot Shabbat and and PJ Library storytelling. During this time, there will be a variety of dinner and snack food for purchase including traditional potato pancakes (latkes) of many varieties! Artisan Foods and Chez Gourmet will provide the main food options, along with food trucks for donuts (sufganiyot), pizza and ice cream
The Chanukah and Shabbat service will then begin at 7:30 pm and will feature the temple clergy; Rabbi Daniel Levin, Rabbi Jessica Spitalnic Brockman, Rabbi Greg Weisman, Cantor Lori Shapiro and Cantorial Soloist Michelle Auslander Cohen. Temple Beth El’s Adult Chorale, the teen group (Shir Ruach), and the youth choir for grades 3-6 (Shir Joy) will also be featured in this musical celebration and will be accompanied by professional musicians.
“The celebration of Chanukah brings light into the darkest time of the year,” said Rabbi Dan Levin. “It is our hope that the entire community will share in our congregation’s celebration of the Festival of Lights. We deliberately chose the Mizner Park Amphitheater so that everyone in our community will feel welcome to celebrate this festive time with us.”
This event is free and open to the community. Limited seating is available; please bring lawn chairs and blankets. Arrive early for best parking. For more information about Chanukah Under the Stars, visit tbeboca.org/special-events or call 561-391-8900.