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Hanukkah party takes place Sunday

The Jewish Congregation of Maui will host its annual Community Hanukkah Party at Beit Shalom Synagogue in Kihei from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday. The event will feature a candle-lighting ceremony, communal singing, games and prizes. Award-winning DJ Dam Weiseman will provide music and entertainment.

For eight days and nights beginning Sunday, Jews worldwide will light their menorahs, eat traditional foods, sing songs, play games and give gifts.

At 5 p.m. Dec. 7, the community is invited to the synagogue for “Lights and Latkes” as participants light the sixth candle together.

Menorahs, candles, gifts and accessories are now available at the Jewish Congregation of Maui’s Judaica Store, 634 Alulike St. in Kihei. For more information, call the office at 874-5379.

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