JLOUISVILLE, KY (November 21, 2016) – The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) will host its annual “Interfaith Chanukah Party” on Sunday, December 11, from 3-4:30 p.m. at The J, located at 3600 Dutchman’s Lane. People of all faiths are invited to come celebrate the season with food, music and candle lighting. Attendees are asked to bring canned goods, and non-perishable food donations and money, which will be donated to the Janet and Sonny Meyer Food Pantry Fund and the Jewish Family and Career Services Food Pantry. The party is free and no RSVP is needed.
Chanukah celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after Judah Maccabee’s victory over the Seleucids, who were trying to force the Jews to worship Greek gods. The Maccabean revolt happened from 167-160 BCE.
“It’s a holiday that celebrates religious tolerance,” says JCRC Director Matt Goldberg. “So, it perfectly coordinates with inviting all faiths to the party.”
For more information visit www.jewishlouisville.org.
About the Jewish Community Relations Council
The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is the vehicle through which the Jewish community is represented in the greater Louisville community in discussions, activities, programs and coalitions with others that help improve inter-group relationships and protect human rights. The JCRC provides a forum for discussion and coordinated action on public policy issues of concern to the Louisville Jewish community and conducts educational, legislative and media efforts on issues including Israel, religious freedom, pluralism, separation of religion and state, and equality of opportunity for all. For more information, please visit www.jewishlouisville.org.