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South Georgians prepare for Hanukkah

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November 24, 2002

Albany- This year the first day of the Jewish Festival of lights is the day after Thanksgiving.

Sunday children at Temple B'nai Israel practiced for their upcoming Hanukkah program and enjoyed some tradition Jewish cuisine.

"There probably won't be as many people in the temple as there might otherwise be because the first night will be on Friday night when we usually have our services, but of course a lot of people will be out of town visiting family for Thanksgiving, and so most of the celebrating will be done at home," says Sunday School teacher Diana Craft.

Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days. The celebration marks the Jewish victory over Syrian invaders in 165 BC. The holiday rarely comes this early.

Posted at 5:05 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com