Celebrate Hanukkah in South Brunswick

Events in and around the township.

  • South Brunswick Township Menorah Lighting - Saturay, Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m. at the Monmouth Home Park- 4017 Route 1 South - Monmouth Junction. Free admission includes dinner.  (Honorable Dignitaries: Senator Linda Greenstein, Mayor Gambatese, Police Chief Ray Hayducka and Town Council).
  • Annual Chanukah on Ice - Sunday, Dec. 9, from 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. at ProSkate NJ - 1000 Cornwall Road, Monmouth Junction. $7, includes Skate rental.
  • North Brunswick Township Menorah Lighting - Monday, Dec. 10, 4:30 p.m. at North Brunswick Municipal Bldg - 710 Hermann Rd. North Brunswick with Mayor Womack and Council.
  • Chabad of Central NJ - Annual Gala Dinner honoring Dr. Robert Barchi, MD, PhD - President Rutgers University and Mr. Ronald Rak - President of St. Peters Healthcare System. Thursday, Dec. 13, 6 p.m. at the Chabad House at Rutgers University, 170 College Ave.  New Brunswick.

Chabad Jewish Center of South Brunswick


The Chanukah Party will include an olive oil demonstration, hot latkes, doughnuts, dreidels, chocolate gelt, Chanukah activities, and live music by the Baker Brothers. 

The Festival of Lights-for many of us brings back fond memories of childhood years and serves to renew our sense of identity. The Chanukah light provide us with warmth, joy, strength and inspiration. Such is the purpose of a community-wide celebration to be held in front of the Chabad Jewish Center, One Riva Avenue.

Public dignitaries and community leaders will attend the ceremony and will assist in kindling the giant “Menorah of Freedom”

Chanukah, a celebration for all time is highlighted by the kindling of the Menorah each night of the holiday. “It is a holiday that enriches our lives with the light of tradition” said Rabbi Levi Azimov, director of the Chabad Jewish Center. “In ancient times our ancestors rededicated the Temple in Jerusalem with the Menorah. Today, we rededicate ourselves to making this world a better and brighter place.”

Chanukah also propagates the universal message that ultimately good will prevail over evil, freedom over oppression and light over darkness.

In its Chanukah outreach campaign , Chabad of South Brunswick joins thousands of Chabad centers across the globe that are staging  similar public displays of the Menorah and its symbolic lights. From Australia to Africa, Columbia to Honk Kong, New York City’s ground zero to the White House lawn, hundreds of thousands will experience the joy of Chanukah with Chabad.

Join Chabad Jewish Center of South Brunswick in a public display of unity at this exciting Menorah Lighting Ceremony which will also include Jewish Music, Sufganiot, and Chocolate Chanukah Gelt. Bring the kids and make this your special Chanukah celebration.

For more information, call the Chabad Jewish Center of South Brunswick at 732-398-9492.


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