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28 November 2010

Hanukkah Market: Opening Celebrations


The Hanukkah Market in the museum’s Glass Courtyard

The Hanukkah Market in the museum’s Glass Courtyard
© Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Ernst Fesseler

Hanukkah Market: The Winter Market with a Difference

Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish festival of the lights, celebrates the cleaning and rededication of the temple in Jerusalem over two millennia ago. The Jewish Museum is celebrating Hanukkah a whole month long with a Hanukkah Market in the Museum’s Glass Courtyard. There are Jewish specialties and Hanukkah wares from all over the world, special events, live concerts, and tours on the Jewish festival to look forward to.

The Hanukkah Market is a market square, a meeting place, and an exhibition all at once. Be it traditional or outlandish, kitsch or art, wooden or ceramic - you will find a variety of original gift ideas from Germany, the USA, and Israel. A café invites you to take a tasty break and a small exhibition about Hanukkah informs about the festival’s rituals and historical background.

When: 28 November to 26 December, daily from midday to 6 pm
(The Market will be closed on 24 December)
Where: Glass Courtyard, ground level
Admission: free

The Lighting of the Hanukkah Menorah

Hanukkah falls from 2 to 9 December this year. On the eve of each of these days, the Hanukkah candle is lit at sunset. We will light the Hanukkah Menorah at the market every day at 4 pm from 1 to 8 December. On Saturday 4 December, the vocal ensemble "Erstes Berliner Oktett" will sing at the lighting. A Chabad-Lubavitch rabbi will light the candle on 5 December.

Opening Celebrations

The Jewish Museum Berlin celebrates the opening of this year’s Hanukkah Market with a family day.

When

28 November 2010, from midday to 6 pm

Where

Glass Courtyard, ground level

Admission

free

Contact

Gesa Struve
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 517
Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 330
g.struve[at]jmberlin.de

11 am  Happy Hanukkah! Children's Tour followed by Workshop

Midday  Opening of the Market

2 pm  Welcome by Cilly Kugelmann, program director, Jewish Museum Berlin
Market Opening by Monika Grütters (member of the Bundestag), member of the Board of Trustees
Followed by live klezmer: Chelesta

2 - 5 pm  Hanukkah Shemozzle! Hanukkah Fun for all the Family

2.30 pm  Happy Hanukkah! Children's Tour followed by Workshop

2.30 pm  Hanukkah Quarrel at the Cohen’s. Jewish Hanukkah Marionette Show

2.30 pm  Jewish Life and Traditions. Guides Tour for Adults through the Permanent Exhibition

4 pm  Hanukkah Quarrel at the Cohen’s. Jewish Hanukkah Marionette Show

4 pm  Jewish Life and Traditions. Guides Tour for Adults through the Permanent Exhibition

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