Covid can’t stop of us from celebrating the light, community, and miracle of Hanukkah.

Wednesday, Dec 9

Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights, virtual edition

presented by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and JArts

While we can’t gather with 3,500 of our closest friends for Hanukkah in the museum this year, we can celebrate with the museum online. Join us for the evening so many of us have come to love – all without the parking!

5:00 pm – Family Friendly Hanukkah programming. This resource will be available throughout Hanukkah for families!


Hanukkah Music with Oren Kaunfer, JCDS

Art with Erica Smiley, The Rashi School

Story time with Rebecca Lurie, Schechter

Digital Hanukkah animations with students from MetroWest Jewish Day School

Hanukkah words with Rebecca Redner, Gateways

A special Brighter Connected art connection with Tova Speter

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6:00 pm – Join us JArts and the MFA online as we honor the rich history and traditions of the Jewish festival of lights through music, dance, an artist talk, and a community candle lighting.

The free event, will be streamed here and on Facebook and YouTube, features:

A community candle lighting

Music from multi-instrumentalist Hankus Netsky

Simona Di Nepi, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Curator of Judaica, in conversation with artists Moshe Zabari and Tamar Paley

The Boston Dance Theater performing “Shadows and Flame,” a new work commissioned for the MFA’s Hanukkah celebration

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In partnership with: Cupixel, Gateways: Access to Jewish Education, Hebrew Senior Life, Hebrew College, IAC Boston, JCC Greater Boston, JCDS, PJ Library, the Rashi School, Solomon Schechter, Consulate General of Israel to New England

Dec 9 – Dec 18

Brighter Connected art installations

in 8 windows across Greater Boston

BRIGHTER CONNECTED will bring the light of Hanukkah to 8 Boston-area neighborhoods through works of art created in partnership between a local artist and a community/ies.

It is a mitzvah (good deed) on Hanukkah to “publicize the miracle” of the oil that lasted 8 days. By bringing communities together to create art in celebration of the holiday and by showcasing their collaborative work in the windows of Boston neighborhoods, we hope to highlight not only the past miracle of Hanukkah, but also the present-day miracle of the strength, resiliency, and vibrancy of our Boston community. 

These pieces, in their creation and in their installation, will be designed for social distancing. 

Allison Maria Rodriguez

Caron Tabb

Clint Baclawski

Emily Bhargava

Erik Jacobs

Silvina Mizrahi

TJ Reynolds

Tova Speter


Sponsored by Conviser Property Group

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Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen: Hanukkah Dinner at Home

JArts has partnered with some of our favorite local chefs to bring the tastes of Hanukkah to you! Pre-order a meal for yourself, a loved in Greater Boston, or a friend before December 2, and it will be delivered in time to accompany our virtual program.

Give the gift of food, community, and celebration – half of your order is tax-deductible.

To purchase a virtual table for 10, please contact Rachael Farber at

Order from:

Blackbird Doughnuts: 4 sufganyiot

(specialty filled doughnuts – mixed berry jam and chocolate mousse exclusively for JArts friends and fans)


Mamaleh’s: multi-course dinner for 1

Cup of matzah ball soup

Chicken Schnitzel with Israeli salad

2 latkes with sour cream AND applesauce (so you don’t have to choose!)

1 raspberry sufganiyah


Catering by Andrew: multi-course dinner for 1

 Parve, all items gluten and nut free

Freshly baked pita bread with za’atar hummus

Potato latkes with apricot-apple chutney

Moroccan salmon served accompanied by green beans with shallots and mujadra rice with lentils

Hanukkah cake pops



Meat, all items nut free

Freshly baked pita bread with za’atar hummus

Potato and sweet potato latkes with duck confit and blackberry chutney

Winter green salad with maple roasted apples, pomegranate, roasted beets, honey-thyme vinaigrette

Chestnut and porcini mushroom soup

Barolo braised short ribs with garlic whipped potatoes, roasted squash and cipollini onions

Flourless chocolate cake


Peregrine: multi-course dinner for 1

Smoked Bluefish Paté with a dinner roll and olive oil cured shiitake mushrooms, Potato Pancake served with apple butter and cultured sour cream, Delicata Squash Panise with pecorino and hot honey, Winter Salad of bitter lettuce and pickled green tomato, Lamb Stew “ab gosh” with chickpeas, tomatoes, and late season vegetables, and Chocolate Tahini Tart with milk cumb and whipped sweet milk.



Simcha: multi-course dinner for 2

Cassola (Farmer’s cheese cake with rosemary and fennel butter)

Charred dandelion salad (grilled dandelion greens, fried carrot skins, sumac lime vin, goat cheese)

Keftes de Prasa (leek patties)

Kibbet Yatkeen (bulgar and pumpkin latke) with pickled apple sauce and creme fresh

Duck for 2: 2 Confit duck legs, 1 seared duck breast, 2 fried duck wings with apple fennel slaw, green zhoug, fenugreek bbq sauce, spicy apricot jam

Chickpea flour crepes

fermented banana fritters filled with cayenne chocolate tahini


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50% of your ticket is tax-deductible donation to JArts. Thank you for your support of JArts!

launches Dec 9

JArts Gallery: Augmented Reality Hanukkah Gallery

an App to bring the art of Hanukkah into your own home


A first of its kind augmented reality gallery, JArts Gallery brings art from around the world into your own home. Powered by advanced augmented reality technology, anyone can use their phone or tablet to experience this and to “install” the art in any room.

You can “stroll” around your living room and take a look (thru your device) at different pieces, from any angle that appear on ceilings, walls, tables, and just about anywhere!

JArts Gallery is a collaboration with Boston-based immersive technology company Secret Portal, powered by its Holo Gallery platform.


More about the show and artists here.