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San Francisco 2014 Hanukkah Festival: 25-Foot-Tall Menorah | Union Square

San Francisco 2014 Hanukkah Festival: 25 Foot Tall Menorah | Union SquareCelebrate Hanukkah 2014 with the 40th annual lighting of the 25 foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square.

Lighting ceremonies take place from Tuesday, December 16-23, 2014, at approximately 5 pm on most days (Friday is at 3 pm and Saturday is at 7 pm). This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, begun in 1975.

Chanukah 2014 Daily Schedule

  • Tuesday, December 16 | Lighting Ceremony at 5 pm
    Special Guests: Mayor Ed Lee, Andy David The Israeli Consul General, State Senator Mark Leno & Lori Starr, Executive Director of The Contemporary Jewish Museum
  • Wednesday, December 17 | Lighting Ceremony at 5 pm
  • Thursday, December 18 | Lighting Ceremony at 5 pm
  • Friday, December 19 | Lighting Ceremony at 3 pm
  • Saturday, December 20 | Lighting Ceremony at 7 pm
    There will be a procession of vehicles with menorahs on them that will circle the square, then travel around San Francisco spreading the light. The procession will be lead by the Mitzvah Mobike, followed by the Jewish Heritage Cable Car and more.
  • >> Sunday, December 21 | Lighting Ceremony at 4:30 pm | 2014 Bill Graham Menorah Day
    Join Rabbi Yosef Langer and Chabad of SF in lighting The Bill Graham Menorah and celebrating Chanukah in Union Square. For many Jews and non-Jews alike, this beautiful tradition is an opportunity to share culture and rejoice in our freedom of religion in America. Bill Graham Presents Alums to light the Menorah, musical performances by Jerry’s Kosher Deli & The Kids from Everybody is a Star, and a special appearance by Olate Dogs, winners of America’s Got Talent. Kids crafts activities start at 2 pm.
  • Monday, December 22 | Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 pm
    On the 7th Night at 7:30 pm, Rabbi Langer, The Rally Rabbi, will be lighting a menorah at Jewish Heritage Night with the Warriors at Oracle Arena in Oakland. Receive a Jewish Heritage Scarf with each special event ticket.
  • Tuesday, December 23 | Lighting Ceremony at 5 pm
    After the ceremony in Union Square, head to Westfield San Francisco Centre, which has partnered with the Bill Graham Menorah Project, to host a grand menorah lighting at 6 pm. The celebration will take place on Level 4 Under the Dome with Rabbi Moshe Langer of Chabad of Pacific Heights presiding. Open to the public and free of charge, the family-friendly gathering will include traditional treats, arts and crafts, dreidel spinning, and a live performance by Jewish Spiritual Rocker, Rabbi Yehuda Ferris.
San Francisco 2014 Hanukkah Festival: 25 Foot Tall Menorah | Union Square
San Francisco 2014 Hanukkah Festival: 25 Foot Tall Menorah | Union Square

Friday, December 19

2014 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Fourth Candle | Union Square
Friday, December 19 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2014 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Fourth Candle | Union Square

Celebrate Hanukkah 2014 with the 40th annual lighting of the 25 foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. Lighting ceremonies take place from Tuesday, December 16-23, 2014, at approximately 5 pm on most days (Friday is at 3 pm and Saturday is at 7 pm). This ...

Saturday, December 20

2014 Hanukkah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Fifth Candle | Union Square
Saturday, December 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2014 Hanukkah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Fifth Candle | Union Square

Celebrate Hanukkah 2014 with the 40th annual lighting of the 25 foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. Lighting ceremonies take place from Tuesday, December 16-23, 2014, at approximately 5 pm on most days (Friday is at 3 pm and Saturday is at 7 pm). This ...

Sunday, December 21

Bill Graham 2014 Menorah Day Festival, Performing Pups & Jewish Jam Band | Union Square
Sunday, December 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Bill Graham 2014 Menorah Day Festival, Performing Pups & Jewish Jam Band | Union Square

“Bill Graham Menorah Day” in Union Square is a full day festival that features arts, crafts and activities for kids, plus Jewish music, all capped off with the lighting of a giant 25-foot tall mahogany menorah in the middle of the square.
Bill Graham Menorah Day Festival
Sunday, December …

Monday, December 22

2014 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Seventh Candle | Union Square
Monday, December 22 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2014 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Seventh Candle | Union Square

Celebrate Hanukkah 2014 with the 40th annual lighting of the 25 foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. Lighting ceremonies take place from Tuesday, December 16-23, 2014, at approximately 5 pm on most days (Friday is at 3 pm and Saturday is at 7 pm). This ...

Tuesday, December 23

2014 Festival of Lights & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Eighth Candle | Union Square
Tuesday, December 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2014 Festival of Lights & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Eighth Candle | Union Square

In addition to the lighting ceremony in Union Square at 5 pm, there’s also a final day celebration at the Westfield San Francisco Centre.
The celebration will take place on Level 4 Under the Dome with Rabbi Moshe Langer of Chabad of Pacific Heights presiding. Open …


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