Chanukah in Cyprus 2022
The Jewish Community of Cyprus will hold two events this year.
You are invited to attend and cover both cultural events.
The Jewish holiday of Chanukah is celebrated for eight days and, as per the Hebrew calendar, starts on the 25th day of Kislev.
Chanukah this year begins Sunday, 18 December and runs through to Monday, 26th of December.
Chanukah is celebrated across the world and covered by the media on a large scale. Noted for its cultural importance, Chanukah is part of the winter holiday schedule in all developed countries. The word Chanukah means «dedication» or «induction» and the festival is celebrated with
reverence by the Jewish community across the world with the lighting of the first candle of the Menorah — a nine-branched candelabra. And, according to tradition, an additional branch is lit every successive night, up until the final night of the ritual.
For more information, or to confirm your attendance, please call Cyprus Jewish
Community Centre at 24 668 753 or email: [email protected]
A closed event featuring “The Jewish Pavarotti” Shimon Sibony, who will delight the crowd with selected songs.
This is a closed VIP event (for ages 14+), which will be held from 5:30-7:00pm on Monday 19th of December 2022 at the “Theatro Skala” in Larnaca.
The event will be attended by local officials, Ambassadors and other VIPS. The programme will include Candle lighting by a representative of the head of State, the Mayor of Larnaca, and the Chief Rabbi of Cyprus, Rabbi Arie Zeev Raskin.
An open event, our “Annual public Menorah Kindling Ceremony, «under the stars», at Larnaca Sea front «Finikoudes». This event will take place Wednesday 21st December at 7pm.
The annual event will incorporate traditional Chanukah food and local entertainment (fire show and LED light show) which accompanied the lighting of the largest Menorah on the island. The children of the Jewish community have put together a musical show for everyone to enjoy.