National Menorah Lighting is this Afternoon

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‘Chanukah at the White House’
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I know you all have been anxiously awaiting the day’s end so you can start celebrating the first night of Chanukah. But good news: you don’t even have to wait for sundown for the festivities to begin! The lighting of the National Chanukah Menorah will take place at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon on the Ellipse. There will be latkes, doughnuts and dreidels to spare, as well as performances by violinist Itzhak Perlman, cantor Itche Meir Helfgot and Hankus Netsky. Tickets are free, but required.

Rebecca Gross

Raised in nearby MoCo, Rebecca happily jumped the District line in 2005. When not stuck behind a computer, she can be found exploring the city’s many wonders, usually with her trusty canine sidekick Jasper Jones. Questions, comments, concerns? Email her at RebeccaGross (at)

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