Jewish Cultural Festival

Cary’s Jewish Cultural Festival: Coming Dec 22

Jewish Cultural Festival

Cary, NC — Cary’s Jewish Cultural Festival is back. On Monday, December 22, 2014, the Cary Arts Center will be filled with festivities to celebrate Jewish culture and the seventh night of Hanukkah.

Cary’s Jewish Cultural Festival

Anyone and everyone can attend this free celebration at the Cary Arts Center. The event will feature a range of exciting activities that will celebrate Jewish culture on the final night of Hanukkah.

Lori Bush, Cary Town Council Representative, reflects on her past attendance and states that:

What I love about the event is how it brings together our community–while still reflecting our diverse population. The story about Chanukah is about freedom and light, and we are blessed to live in a community that celebrates our diversity, demonstrating our strength and success in celebrating the talents that each of us offers.

Jewish Cultural Festival

Crowds gather in front of the Cary Arts Center as the nine-foot menorah is lit during a previous festival.

The festivities will kick off at 5 pm on December 22, 2014 with the lighting of a nine-foot menorah. After the lighting, citizens of all ages can enjoy traditional Jewish foods, entertainment by singers, a puppeteer, lots of hands-on activities for children, and a Klezmer band.

The festival is a great way to incorporate some diversity into your family’s holiday traditions. I’ll be trying something new as I take pictures and participate in my first-ever Hanukkah celebration, and I hope to see you there.

This event is presented by the Town of Cary, Chabad of Cary, Beth Shalom, and The Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary.

Event Details

Town of Cary’s Jewish Cultural Festival
Monday, December 22, 2014, 4:30-8 pm
Cary Arts Center, Dry Avenue, Cary, NC

Menorah lighting at 5 pm.

The event is free for everyone, but collections of hats and gloves will be taken for a donation to Note in the Pocket.


Story by Jessica Patrick. Lead photo from the Town of Cary event page; Menorah lighting photo by Brooke Meyer.