Chanukah celebrations open across the FSU

Hundreds of thousands of Jews from across the Former Soviet Union are now celebrating the festival of Chanukah, the festival of lights, in public Menorah lightings, parties, concerts, special events and traditional gatherings. The events are taking place in more than 420 communities, in both major cities and small villages. The first light of Chanukah […]

Hanukkah 2015: Jewish Festival of Lights begins in Ukraine’s port city of Odesa

UT Ukraine Today Millions of Jews around the world have begun celebrating the start of Hanukkah, also known as the ‘festival of lights’. In Ukraine’s port city of Odessa, a six meter menorah has been lit on what was the first night of the eight-day holiday. Each night another light is added, bringing light to […]