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Jewish group celebrates Hannukah with social outings, parade
Jewish group celebrates Hannukah with social outings, parade

The Young Jewish Professionals of Madison will host several Hanukkah events in early December including a social event for families, an evening of wine and art and a parade of Menorahs.

"[Hanukkah] is a holiday that enriches our lives with the light of tradition," Rabbi Yona Matusof, director of the Chabad House of Madison, said in a news release. 

On Sunday, families are invited to celebrate with YJP by participating in a hands-on olive press demonstration, crafts and a game show. There will also be a bounce house at the “Chanukah Wonderland” event, to be held from noon to 4 p.m. at 422 Commerce Dr. in Madison.

Attendance is $5 at the door.

YJP will host a social for adults on Dec. 8, the first evening of Hanukkah, at the Orpheum on State Street. Attendees are invited to enjoy wine, cheese, sushi and Hanukkah goodies. The event will feature wine professional Merrell Tomlin of LearnVino.com, and artwork from a Brazilian-born artist.

The 8 p.m.-10 p.m. event costs $10 at the door.

YJP will end the season with a Hanukkah car parade downtown. Fifteen vehicles will be equipped with overhead Menorahs in a procession.

The approximately 2-mile route will begin at the Chabad House of Madison on Regent St., pass the Capitol and head to State Street, ending at 223 W. Gillman St.

The parade begins at 5 p.m.

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