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Chanukah on the Delaware nightly riverside candle lighting in New Hope kicks off Sunday at 6

Chanukah on the Delaware 2015Chanukah on the Delaware will kick off its second annual nightly lighting of the menorah candles in New Hope on Sunday, Dec. 6, and continue the ritual every evening at 6 p.m. until Dec. 13 in the park next to the New Hope-Lambertville Free Bridge. Here’s all the basic facts:

What is it?

Chanukah on the Delaware is an annual non-profit community-based event celebrating the diversity and unity of Lambertville, New Hope and the Delaware Valley. Each night’s event is hosted by a different area organization, and typically consists of a short historical intro, blessings, menorah candle lighting, and a brief sing-along, with complimentary refreshments and treats.


Every night from Dec. 6 – 13 at 6 p.m. Event lasts around 30 minutes.


At the park on the New Hope side of the New Hope-Lambertville Free Bridge (across from Starbucks). The bridge serves as a metaphor for the bridges we’re building between our towns and faiths.

Who’s going?

Everyone is invited to attend, and we’ve scheduled guest hosts from surrounding communities to make each of the eight nights of Chanukah unique!


Because the world can always use some extra light and love.

Sponsored by Kehilat HaNahar, New Hope Free Press, and Bucks County Jewish Coalition in partnership with Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, and made possible through the generosity of Jamie Hollander Gourmet Foods, Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, Cockamamie’s, First Federal of Bucks County, and the New Hope Chamber of Commerce, along with the invaluable assistance of New Hope Public Works.

Who are the guest hosts?

12/6 – Kehilat HaNahar

12/7 – Congregation Brothers of Israel

12/8 – Doylestown Hadassah

12/9 – Congregation Tifereth Israel & Kol Emet

12/10-Congregation Beth El

12/11- Bucks County Jewish Coalition

12/12- Ohev Shalom of Bucks County

12/13- Shir Ami

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Charlie Sahner

“Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy." - Einstein

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