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The Isle of Man Friends of Israel, a local Manx charity*, will be hosting a public celebration of Channukah (also spelt “Hanukkah”) on Sunday 28th November.  Channukah is a Jewish festival commemorating the recovery of Jerusalem and rededication of the Second Temple around 2,200 years ago.

WHAT: Channukah Celebration
DATE: Sunday, 28 November
TIME: 7pm
LOCATION: Onchan Elim Church, Second Avenue, Onchan, Isle of Man IM3 4LT

*Isle of Man Friends of Israel is registered Manx charity #1219. Further information online at

19 January 2022 update: Added “Further information online at”

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