Chanukah came and went, but the memories will last with us forever.
The Jewish Deaf Foundation made history with four huge Chanukah Celebrations in the Deaf community within the space of a week. The holiday opened on Sunday evening with the Third Annual Chanukah Celebration at Gallaudet University, which drew over 150 people.
Then only two days later, the largest yet crowd gathered together to celebrate Chanukah Deaf-style at the Chabad House at the University of Rochester, marking the third year of public menorah lightings in the Rochester Deaf community. Approximately 75 people attended, including a large contingent of students from RIT.
On Thursday evening, the fifth night of Chanukah, a 300-strong crowd gathered together to celebrate Chanukah at the Park East Synagogue in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
The last night of Chanukah was marked with a beautiful menorah lighting ceremony at the Nessah Educational & Cultural Center in Beverly Hills, CA. The event was our first ever Chanukah Celebration in California, and brought together 150 people.
All said, our Chanukah Celebrations impacted the approximately 700 people who attended our four events, in addition to over 7,000 people who saw our photos, videos, and updates on social media throughout the Chanukah season!
To see the photo galleries of our four #DeafChanukah events, click here.
To watch the videos from our four #DeafChanukah events, click here.
We are especially grateful to Purple Communications for sponsoring our Chanukah Celebrations this winter.
Thank you to each and every one of you for coming and making this Chanukah a very special one. Till next year!