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6th Annual Hanukkah At The MFA, Boston

Wednesday, December 18, 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Community Candle Lighting 6:30 PM

FREE admission from 4pm (MFA members skip the line)

There’s no Hanukkah celebration like the Hanukkah celebration put on by JArts and the MFA. This 6th annual event features:

  • Performances in the galleries including the world music-klezmer fusion of the Yaeko Elmaleh Group, international Jewish folk songs with Rosalie Gerut, storytelling with local The Moth champion, Rabbi Dan Judson and Michelle Ephraim, and modern dance with Jenna Pollack
  • Gallery talks with MFA Judaica Curator Simona DiNepi, make your own sufganiah (doughnut) bar, and crafts throughout the museum
  • Brighter Beyond, a collaborative, interactive blacklight experience by artist Tova Speter
  • Families, come early for dancing with Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys, face painting, art making and a special Barnyard Bubbe’s Hanukkah story time with Joni Klein-Higger.

Don’t miss the 6:30pm community candle lighting of this year’s custom commissioned menorah.

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December 18th
4:30 pm




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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115 United States

Parking Information

Parking available at the MFA garage. Easily accessible by public transportation.