Thousands Attend Christmas Day Hanukkah Fest In Boca Raton


BOCA RATON, FL ( — We’re not showing a bias here, just running with the only press release that came in on Christmas Day. There was a huge Hanukkah celebration at Mizner Park in Boca this Christmas, proving that all religions can peacefully coexist, at least when their holidays overlap.
While we traditionally don’t run press releases verbatim, we’re enjoying the holiday with our family, so forgive us for cutting and pasting the following:

/Thousands of South Florida residents showed up in Boca Raton today to attend the seventh annual Boca Raton Chanukah Festival & Concert. The festival included Kosher food, a concert by Los Angeles-based Jewish band 8th Day,  rides and games for kids, raffles, in addition to the traditional menorah lighting. Prior to the menorah lighting, Congressman Allen West and Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven Abrams made remarks. The Boca Raton Chanukah Festival & Concert was hosted by the Chabads of Central, East and West Boca and the Boca Raton Synagogue and took place at Sanborn Square (just south of Mizner Park) today from 3 to 8pm.

“Chanukah is a time when people want to come out and celebrate the great miracle of Jewish survival,” said Rabbi Ruvi New, Spiritual Director at the Chabad of East Boca. “Through public Menorah lightings all over the world, Chabad is at the forefront of bringing people together in joy and in unity.”

About the Chabads of Central, East and West Boca

The Chabad Centers of Boca Raton have been fixtures in the Boca Raton community for many years – inviting South Florida Jews regardless of level of religiousness to get involved. Learn more about the Chabads of Central, East and West Boca and


Ed. note: other religious institutions are welcome to submit press releases showing how they celebrated the holiday season in Boca. 


Paul Saperstein


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