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Chanukah: A History

Talks/Lectures

Event Description

Chanukah,  Hannukah, Hanukkah - however it’s spelt this is a relatively minor Jewish festival which, because of its timing, is sometimes called the ‘Jewish Christmas’ or the ‘Festival of Lights’  and is celebrated widely by Jews. But is this description  really correct? We’ll explore the history of this festival, and what it means to modern Jews. Of course there’s food involved and traditions when we celebrate today – unfortunately you wont be able to taste though!

  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
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Meet the Host, Caryle

In her professional life, Caryle has worked in adult and community education in Essex and London developing provision for adults and young people from diverse backgrounds. She is committed to offering adults opportunities for learning for interest and curiosity, to enable employment, and of course for enjoyment, and currently teaches at London Historyat Morley College Waterloo.

Passionate about London, its history, its culture, and the many possibilities it offers, Caryle looks forward to sharing some of the more quirky aspects with Mirthy!

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!