Temple Beth-El of Ithaca to host Hanukkah Festival on Dec. 15

Temple Beth-El of Ithaca will once again open its doors to the community in celebration of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. The holiday begins this year on the evening of Sunday, December 22. The festival will take place the week before on Sunday, December 15, from 11 am -3 pm, and is free and open to the public. The temple is located at the corner of Court and Tioga streets in downtown Ithaca.
“Drop in and you’ll find a lively indoor market where the scents of savory potato latkes and sweet apple fritters mingle with the beauty of handmade gifts for sale,” said organizers of the event. Local artists will offer a wide range of gifts from jewelry and ceramics, to hand-bound books and local honey. Craft activities for all ages will be offered throughout the day. There will also be an “escape room” offered by the temple youth community for a wide range of ages.
At noon, Rachel Lampert and friends will offer a Hanukkah presentation in the temple sanctuary. Lampert is a playwright, director and choreographer who has entertained Ithacans of all ages for many years.
For further information, call 607-257-9924.