Each of the five Chanukah on the Delaware menorah lightings in New Hope so far have had their own unique flavor — the undaunted spirit on display at the rain-soaked first lighting, and sublime sound of the New Hope-Solebury High School Choir at the second come to mind. But Sunday night’s lineup promises to make that event one of the larger and more memorable installations in the inaugural holiday series.
To start, Alan Katz, a well-regarded tenor from congregation Ohev Shalom in Richboro, will be leading the actual blessings over the Chanukah candles. Following the lighting, the Capitol Choir from Trenton will be bringing up what is rumored to be 20+ singers from the Garden State, so everyone is excited to hear another powerful choir after Tom Bateman and crew’s majestic performance Dec. 17.
Add to the mix the usual Starbucks hot cocoa, Dunkin’ Donuts, cookies by Jamie Hollander, dreidels and Belgian dark chocolate gelt, and this is one lighting in the Chanukah on the Delaware series you may not want to miss. It all takes place at 6 p.m. every night until Dec. 23 by the base of the New Hope-Lambertville free bridge (across from Starbucks).
Everyone is welcome, of course, and upcoming lightings include appearances by rabbis from Newtown and Yardley, and music by Rick Rosen and friends. Write to email@example.com for more info or to help.