Hanukkah to be Celebrated in Sag Harbor

Temple Adas Israel Rabbi Daniel Geffen, along with his wife Lu and daughter Eva, joined a group gathered on Long wharf to light the first light of the Menorah and sing songs to celebrate the first day of Hanukkah in 2017. Michael Heller photo

On Sunday, December 2 at 3 p.m., Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor will host its annual Hanukkah Party. This year’s party theme, “Light,” feels especially relevant given the darkness we can experience in today’s world, said Lu Geffen, who handles community outreach for the Temple. Light symbolizes the Hanukkah story and the hopeful charge to be a light in the world.

The celebration is open to the community and is for all ages. The Temple’s Hamptons’ Hanukkah shop is stocked with Hanukkah essentials and gifts for the whole family. Other stations at the party will include a menorah-making station, the “Macca-beanie” station where you can customize your very own beanie, a film for adults and “grown-up” dreidel.

At 4:30 p.m., everyone is then invited to join the Temple for “A Hanukkah Carol,” a parody skit of “The Christmas Carol.” According to the show’s co-writer, Judy Klinghoffer, “It’s a Hanukkah story with music and laughs — with apologies to Charles Dickens. The show’s star is a miserly Ebenezer Schwartz, a Hanukkah-hater who learns the true meaning of the holiday from his employee Bob Kvetchit, along with the help of three ghostly visitors.” To close out the show, children will be invited to perform Hanukkah hits.

After, the Temple will hold a festive dinner, prepared by and gifted to the community by Jason Weiner of Almond Restaurant.

Community candle lighting at Sag Harbor’s Long Wharf will start at 6 p.m. After guests and Temple members sing and light the first night’s candle, Grindstone jelly donuts and hot chocolate — sponsored by the Egosi family — will be available for everyone.

Party guests are kindly asked to bring a new toy for the Holiday Toy Drive at the Children’s Museum of the East End.

For more information, please contact Temple Administrator, Eileen Moskowitz. info@templeadasisrael.org or (631) 724-0904.

Temple Adas Israel is located at the corner of Elizabeth Street and Atlantic Avenue in Sag Harbor.