Sunday 17 December, 5-7pm
Please join us at the 7th annual Islington Menorah Lighting, a free celebration for the whole community to mark Chanukah, the Jewish festival of lights.
Witness the ceremony of lighting the nine-branch Menorah, hear a live band play Klezmer music, sing traditional songs, and indulge in free savoury and sweet treats: doughnuts, hot cocoa, and a variety of latkes, traditional potato pancakes of various flavours provided by the excellent Adafina.
The evening will feature plenty of free entertainment for all ages, including kids’ activites tent and captivating fire performances. This year’s edition is made special by the spectacle of fire walking challenge, charity fundraiser, where participants will be able to prove the strength of their character by walking barefoot on burning embers. You can take part in the fire walking if you commit to raising £300 for Chabad Islington - find out more and sign up!
This is the seventh time Chabad Islington hosts the Menorah Lighting at Islington Green. Last year’s celebration attracted a record crowd of 600 people, as well as local dignitaries and politicians, including Emily Thornberry and Jeremy Corbyn.
The Islington Menorah Lighting is supported by Islington Council and hosted by Chabad Islington. Please join and invite friends to our flagship event, celebrating seven wonderful years on Upper Street, Islington.
This event is free and open to all.
Please contact us if you'd like to sponsor the event, volunteer, or take part in the fire walk!