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Sun, 28 Nov


Islington Green

Islington Menorah Lighting

A free celebration for the whole community to mark Chanukah, the Jewish festival of lights.

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Islington Menorah Lighting
Islington Menorah Lighting

Time & Location

28 Nov 2021, 17:00 – 19:00

Islington Green, Upper St, London N1 8DU, UK


About the event

Celebrate the first night of Chanukah, the Jewish festival of lights, with the entire community at our annual extravaganza in the heart of Islington.

Come and witness the ceremony of lighting the nine-branch Menorah, sing traditional songs, dance to the electro klezmer set by the collective GhettoPlotz, make your own candles with the Jewish Museum and shadow puppets with the Little Angel Theatre. There will also be hundreds of free latkes, doughnuts, Chanukah gelt and hot cocoa for everyone to tuck into!

This is the tenth time Chabad Islington hosts the Menorah Lighting at Islington Green. The Islington Menorah Lighting has grown to become the second-biggest public menorah lighting in the UK, bringing together Jewish and non-Jewish members of the community, from Islington and beyond.

The Islington Menorah Lighting is supported by Islington Council and hosted by Chabad Islington. This event is free and open to all - please join with your family, friends and neighbours!

Take part in our free raffle:

We are working hard to ensure Covid safety at the event.

Please help us by taking a lateral flow test 48 hours before the event - you can find free NHS tests in your local pharmacy.

Please use the North End Gate to enter the park (opposite Waterstones). The two South End Gates will be used as exits (near the Middleton statue).

During the event, please help us ensure safety by keeping your distance from others and using the hand sanitiser provided.

Please do not attend if you:

  • have any symptoms of COVID-19 or who are sharing a house with people with symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last fourteen days
  • have been asked to self-isolate by the government’s Track and Trace Programme
  • are in quarantine having travelled recently to a country without an air bridge

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