Celebrate Hanukkah in the Ranch

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Chabad Jewish Center of Rancho Santa Fe invites all to celebrate the holiday of Hanukkah with family and friends at the RSF Community Hanukkah Celebration and Concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center, 5970 Le Sendita.The evening will feature the 8th Day Band, a grand menorah lighting, hot latkes, doughnuts, Hanukkah crafts for the children and chocolate gelt. Reservations can be made by calling (858) 756-7571 or e-mail to or visit

The eight-day Jewish holiday commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the second century BCE. The holiday is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, this year from Dec. 8 through Dec. 16.