Temple Emanu-El will light up the park on the second night of Chanukah as we bring the Festival of Lights outdoors. Bring the entire family to celebrate!
Location: Central Park – Enter Rumsey Playfield at 72nd and 5th Avenue (this is the same location as our Yom Kippur outdoor services).
- Light the menorah with our Temple Emanu-El clergy
- Dance the night away with our DJ
- Eat dinner and Chanukah favorites from delicious food trucks
- Create your newest social media photo at the photo booth
- And enjoy kid-friendly activities suitable for our youngest members, including face painting and arts & crafts
- This event is for Temple Emanu-El Members only at no cost. The event ends at 6:00 PM.
THE GREAT CHANUKAH DEBATE
Two of the leading lights of the Jewish culinary world – Darra Goldstein, founder of Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, and Jeffrey Yoskowitz, co-owner of Gefilteria, will take on the age-old question of what is more critical to Jewish life during this festive season: latkes or Sufganiyot. Which is more reflective of our core values? Or our history? Of our endurance as a people?
The debate will be moderated by food writer Gabriella Gershenson and will be followed by a tasting that will allow you to make your own judgments!
Join us following the candle lighting from 5:00 – 5:45 PM for some Jewish history, witty repartee and delicious food.
Registration is required and open to members only. Attendees will receive an electronic ticket to enter the party. All attendees 12 and over will be required to show proof of vaccination to enter. Masks should be worn when not eating. If you have any questions, please reach out to the membership department at .
This event is made possible by the generous support of Carolyn and Bruce Silberstein, the Karel Greenberg Religious School Fund, Robert B. Fagenson, and Wendy and James Gold.