Mt. Olive To Light Up For Hanukka

A Community Menora Lighting ceremony is planned for Mon., Dec. 26, at 6:45 p.m. at the Mt. Olive Municipal Building in Budd Lake. Hanukka begins at sunset Sat., Dec. 24, and ends nightfall on Sun., Jan 1.

Members of the community, as well as those in the surrounding area, are invited to enjoy Jewish music, hot latkes and dreidels.

A poetry contest will also be held. Submissions can be in any poetry form.  Please include name, grade and school. Poems can be emailed to

Poems must be connected to the Hanukka theme- “What Hanukka Means to Me.” Deadline for entry is Dec. 21.

Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges.  There will be three winners in total, one from each of the following age groups:  Grades first and second; grades third through fifth; and grades sixth through eighth.

Each winner will receive a special grand prize and the winning poems will be featured at the Mt. Olive Community Menora Lighting.

For more information on Hanukka, visit

The Chester Community Menorah Lighting will be taking place on Tuesday, Dec. 26, at 5:30 p.m., at the Gazebo Park, Main St.

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