Published On: Fri, Dec 6th, 2019

“Countdown to Hanukkah” Free Community Celebration led by Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County

on Dec. 22 at Rosemary Square

Boca Raton, FL – Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County’s Commission for Jewish Education invites the community together to start the Hanukkah celebration early at “Countdown to Hanukkah,” an afternoon of family-friendly activities at Rosemary Square in Downtown West Palm Beach (formerly CityPlace) on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The eight-day holiday begins at sundown that evening.

Guests of all ages can enjoy free festivities and treats including a delicious latke bar with toppings and sufganiyot (Israeli jelly donuts), arts and crafts, live music, dancing, photo opps with Mr. Dreidel and Ms. Menorah, face painters, balloon artists and more. Guests can also take advantage of a free gift wrapping station, ideal for any holiday gifts purchased at Rosemary Square shops and boutiques.

“Hanukkah is such a fun time to connect with the community, to celebrate with friends and meet new ones, so we are thrilled that Rosemary Square – at the center of our community – is hosting what is going to be a fantastic way to kick-off the holiday!” shared Peter Eckstein, director of the Israel Program Center at the Jewish Federation.

Community partners at the celebration include B’Yachad Community Religious School, Mandel JCC, Temple Beit HaYam, Temple Beth David, Temple Beth Am, Temple Beth El, Temple Beth Torah, Temple B’nai Jacob, Temple Emanu-El, Temple Israel, Temple Judea, Temple Shaarei Shalom and Temple Torat Emet.

The festivities are a part of a month-long series of holiday celebrations taking place at Rosemary Square following the destination’s reopening of its renovated public spaces on November 30, 2019. Guests also will be able to enjoy newly unveiled large-scale art installations, The Wishing Tree, a towering lifelike banyan tree composed of LED leaves, and Water Pavilion West Palm, a social sculpture by artist Jeppe Hein.

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Hanukkah Celebration

Date: Sunday, December 22, 2019


Time: 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Location: Rosemary Square, 700 S Rosemary Ave Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL

The community is invited to celebrate Hanukkah during an expansive family-friendly event on Sunday, December 22 at Rosemary Square in West Palm Beach (formerly CityPlace). This free and festive event will feature delicious Hanukkah treats, live music, crafts, face painting, dancing, a free gift wrapping station, and more. Presented by Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County’s Israel Program Center in partnership with Rosemary Square. For more information, visit or call 561-209-2611.


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