Where to celebrate

Festival Of Lights




The North Fork Reform Synagogue kicks off the Jewish holidays with a Chanukah service on Friday, December 20, at 8 PM. It’s BYOM, bring your own menorahs. For further information, go to www.northforkreformsynagogue.org.

In East Hampton, the Jewish Center of the Hamptons is celebrating a “pop-up Chanukah” at Nick & Toni’s on Sunday, December 22, at 5 PM. For more information, visit the website at www.jcoh.org.

Enjoy a menorah lighting and latkes with the Temple Israel Riverhead at 5 PM at the Riverfront Park. To find out more, go to www.templeisraelriverhead.org.

In Greenport, it all begins on Sunday at 5 PM, when members of the Congregation Tifereth Israel will gather in Mitchell Park to light the first candle on Greenport’s giant menorah. Jews and non-Jews are invited to witness the menorah lighting. For more information, visit www.tiferethisraelgreenport.org.

Temple Adas Israel will celebrate the lighting of the menorah on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor with a community candle lighting at 6 PM on Sunday. There will be blessings, songs, hot chocolate, sufganiyot, and even glow sticks for the kids. See www.templeadasisrael.org.