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West Philly synagogue to host Hanukkah Party benefiting Jewish-Muslim solidarity work

Posted on 13 December 2017

On Sunday, Dec. 17, Kol Tzedek, West Philly’s reconstructionist synagogue, is hosting their annual Hanukkah Party. This year, the party is titled “Rejoice and Resist” and will benefit Kol Tzedek’s Jewish-Muslim solidarity work.

Kol Tzedek, which means Voice for Justice, has been actively participating in many social justice causes and projects in the area. The synagogue is a member of POWER (Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower and Rebuild), a consortium of faith communities from across the city. Kol Tzedek members participate in several social justice projects and movements, including the Jewish-Muslim Solidarity Project, whose goal is “to create relationships with local Muslim communities, and to work with them against Islamophobia and discrimination.” 

The Hanukkah Party will feature a potluck with latkes, a craft fair, a Bindlestiff book sale, many games and arts and crafts, a candle lighting ceremony with blessings, dessert, and a Klezmer concert by Simcha Band. There’s a sliding scale entrance fee of $5-$25, but no one to be turned away.

Contributions of Vegetarian salads and sides, pre-warmed homemade Latkes, and/or homemade or store-bought Sufganiyot/Bimuelos/Doughnuts are welcome. You can also bring your own menorah and candles.

The party will take place from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Calvary Center for Culture and Community (48th and Baltimore). For more information and detailed schedule of events, go to: http://www.kol-tzedek.org/hanukkah.html

If you can’t attend, you can donate towards this project here. And here is a link to the Facebook event where you can RSVP.

1 Comments For This Post

  1. Rachel Says:

    The party is Sunday the 17th, not Saturday.

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