The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), celebrates Hanukkah with a free evening of activities on Wednesday, December 5. The event kicks off at 4 pm and includes an array of musical performances, tours, art making, Hanukkah treats and a community candle lighting. The celebration, the largest community Hanukkah gathering in Boston, is presented in partnership with the Jewish Arts Collaborative (JArts) and Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston (CJP) and is supported by an anonymous donor.
The special menorah installation, titled Nes (meaning “miracle” in Hebrew), was created for this year’s celebration by local artists Silvina Mizrahi and Sean Clarke, who have collaborated to create a piece that evokes the surviving stones of the Second Temple and the miracle of light. Other highlights from the event include three 15-minute talks with jeweler and silversmith Boris Bally, whose work Man’orah (1999) was recently acquired by the MFA, and “Brighter Together,” a participatory project created by artist Tova Speter, who has worked with eight area schools to create a glow-in-the-dark installation.
A full schedule of events is available at mfa.org/programs/special-event/hanukkah-the-festival-of-lights.