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Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights at the MFA

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA, 02115 United States (map)

Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights

Hosted by Jewish Arts Collaborative and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


Join us for an evening celebrating "Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights." Enjoy an array of festive musical performances, engaging tours, and family-friendly activities. Explore the MFA’s collection of Judaica, view a one-of-a-kind menorah, and join a community candle lighting. 

Hanukkah at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is presented in partnership with the Jewish Arts Collaborative (JArts) and CJP - Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston. Supported by an anonymous donor. 

Special Events
Welcome and Community Candle Lighting
6:30 pm

Menorah Installation: Ziv by Somerville-based artist Ariel Basson Freiberg (Ariel Freiberg Paintings). James McClurkin, of CNC Furniture Factoryassisted with the menorah’s fabrication.
4-10 pm

Music + Storytelling
Family Song and Story Time
4:30-5:30 pm | PJ Library with Stephen Brickman
5:30-6:15 pm | Ladino with Sarah Aroeste Music

¡Klezperanto! with Ilene Stahl, clarinetist for the Klezmer Conservatory Band, and Klezperanto, her ensemble of local music all-stars
6:45–7:15, 7:45–8:15, and 8:30–9 pm

Book of J
5:30-6, 7:15-7:45 and 8:15-8:45 pm

The Wandering Rabbi
Wandering from 7-9pm

Art- Making Activities
The Search for Light with local artist Tova Speter—founder of The MEM Project
4:30-9 pm

Menorah Monoprints
4:30-9 pm
ASL Interpretation 7-8 pm

Face Painting with The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture 
4-6:30 pm

Drawing in the Galleries
6-9 pm | Gallery 171

Tours and Talks
Meet the Artist with @CynthiaEidSilverWhisperer
5, 5:30 and 6 pm | Gallery 258
5:30 pm Talk is ASL Interpreted. 

Spotlight Talks
6, 7, 7:30 and 8 pm

American Sign Language Tour
7 pm