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Enjoy The Festival Of Lights With Westchester's Many Hanukkah Events

Look ma! I have a driedel! A scene from Chabad's Chanukah Fun House and Gift Store in Dobbs Ferry.
Look ma! I have a driedel! A scene from Chabad's Chanukah Fun House and Gift Store in Dobbs Ferry. Photo Credit: Benjy Silverman
Chabad Chanukah Fun House in Dobbs Ferry.
Chabad Chanukah Fun House in Dobbs Ferry. Photo Credit: Benjy Silverman
Making Chanukah candles with the Early Childhood Program at the JCC on the Hudson in Tarrytown.
Making Chanukah candles with the Early Childhood Program at the JCC on the Hudson in Tarrytown. Photo Credit: Submitted

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Hanukkah falls early this year -- it begins at sunset, Sunday, Dec. 6 and lasts until Monday, Dec. 14.- and as always, Westchester County is ablaze with events. What follows is a sampling.

Ardsley: Come at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7 for a menorah lighting. Information: Corner of Saw Mill Road and Ashford Avenue.

Bedford: An annual menorah lighting with a special concert by The Maccabeats starts at 4 p.m. in the Bedford Historical Hall with a 5 p.m. lighting on the Bedford Village Green. Information: (914) 666-6065, www.chabadbedford.com/.

Briarcliff Manor: "Chanukah Mania" will be held Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 4:30 p.m. at Congregation Sons of Israel and includes Chanukah stories, songs and crafts along with a kid-friendly dinner. Information: 1666 Pleasantville Rd., (914) 762-2700, www.csibriarcliff.org/ .

Croton-on-Hudson: Temple Israel of Northern Westchester presents Rick Recht in concert Sunday, Dec. 13 at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Information: 31 Glengary Rd., (914) 271-4705, www.tinw.org/ .

Dobbs Ferry: Shop for gifts at Chabad's Chanukah Fun House and Gift Store going on now through Wednesday, Dec. 9. Special events are also part of the pop-up with family-friendly activities like face painting and a dreidel competition. Information: 303 Broadway, (914) 693-6100, www.chabadrt.org/ .

There will also be a village menorah lighting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8 at the corner of Cedar and Main Streets.

Irvington: Chabad will take over Main Street Sunday, Dec. 6 for a Chanukah Village celebration complete with music, food, story time, doughnut making and a photo booth. It concludes with a menorah lighting at 4 p.m. at the Main Street Fire Station.

Hastings: Menorah lighting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9 in front of VFW on Warburton Avenue.

Larchmont/Mamaroneck: Chabad of Larchmont and Mamaroneck will light up the night with its "Chanukah Glow in the Dark Spectacular" Sunday, Dec. 6 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with the lighting (at 5:30 p.m.) of the giant menorah. A kosher food truck, game bus and other crafts will also be available. On Sunday, Dec. 13 you can help carve and light a giant ice menorah at Hommocks Park Ice Rink. Information: 921 W Boston Post Rd., (914) 834-8000, www.jewishlarchmont.com/ .

Also in Larchmont: The highly successful “Latkes & Laughs” show based out of San Jose, CA is coming to Bonnie Briar Country Club on Thursday, Dec. 10. Potato pancakes will be served with a side of laughter. Information: $20 in advance. $25 at the door, 808 Weaver St. (914) 834-0992, www.bonniebriar.org/ .

Tarrytown: The JCC on the Hudson offers two programs on Sunday, Dec. 13. At 2:15 p.m. Rich Moneybags: A Chanukah Story (geared to ages three to 10 with adult) will be performed. At 3 p.m., there will be a Chanukah candle-lighting and sing-along with Greg Shafritz. Admission is free but guests are asked to bring a non-gender-specific, gently-used toy for Blythdale Children’s Hospital. Information: 371 S. Broadway, (914) 366-7898, www.richmoneybags.eventbrite.com/ or www.jcconthehudson.org/ .

Peekskill: Enjoy a family dinner with songs and games with the First Hebrew Congregation on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Cost is $18 per person or $10 for children under 13. Information: 1821 East Main St., (914) 739-0500; www.firsthebrew.org .

Pleasantville: Make candy dreidels, enjoy latkes and take part in the festivities at the "Bring in the Light" celebration at the Rosenthal JCC Sunday, Dec. 13 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Information: 600 Bear Ridge Rd., (914) 741-0333, www.rosenthaljcc.org/ .

Yonkers: Ridge Hill's annual menorah lighting takes place Sunday, Dec. 6 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fountain Plaza. There will be jelly donuts from Beigels Kosher Bakery along with arts and crafts and  music by White Shabbos.

Also in Yonkers: A community-wide menorah lighting at the Cross County Shopping Center on Monday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. The event will include a musical concert and family-friendly activities including dreidels and donuts. Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and Rabbi Hurwitz from the Chabad of Yonkers, along with other city officials, will light the menorah at 6:30 p.m.  Information: 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers (junction of NY State Thruway and Cross County Parkway) on The Green, in the center of the mall near Victoria’s Secret.

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