Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Celebration lights up holiday.(Arts & Culture)

Byline: Tracy Dingmann Journal Staff Writer

* Federation invites all to help commemorate Hanukkah

The Jewish Federation of Greater Albuquerque wants to spread holiday joy and potato latkes from noon-5:30 p.m. today at the "Chanukah: A Festival of Lights" celebration at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

Hanukkah is the eight-day winter festival celebrating the Jewish victory over the oppressive rule of the Syrians in 164 B.C. and the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem.

Today's event is sponsored by the federation and will feature traditional klezmer music by The New Shtetl Band. The annual celebration will include Jewish foods such as falafel, kosher hot dogs and potato latkes, as well as music, storytelling and dancing, said event coordinator Jerry Small. …

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