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

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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. Revisit the virtual edition of a celebratory evening so many of us have come to love: MFA Community Celebration: Hanukkah – YouTube

It 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

JArts also offers a playlist featuring our Family Friendly Hanukkah programming. This resource will be available throughout Hanukkah for families!


Hanukkah Music with Oren Kaunfer, JCDS

Art with Erica Smiley, Director of Visual Arts at The Rashi School

Story time with Rebecca Lurie, Schechter Boston head of school

Digital Hanukkah animations with students from MetroWest Jewish Day School

Hanukkah in Hebrew with Rebecca Redner, Gateways

Brighter Connected art project with Tova Speter

Watch HERE


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

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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 CJP, Conviser Property Group, Lam Partners, and ZVI Construction

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Thank you for ordering! The ordering period is now closed.

All meals will be delivered on Dec 9.

Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen: Hanukkah Dinner at Home

Questions? please contact Rachael Farber at rachaelf@jartsboston.org

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available in the Apple app store 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.

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.