On Dec. 21, the fifth day of Chanukah, MADA hosted a double Chanukah Dinner Party at the Spanish &Portuguese Synagogue. The adult party took place in the Lawee Hall, and the children’s’ celebration, in the Aintabi Hall, which were festively decorated in the Chanukah spirit. Over six hundred adults and two hundred and fifty children attended. In the Chanukah tradition, a candle lighting ceremony was the highlight of the event!
The joy and excitement were intense as the adults were entertained by a Cantorial choir. Special thanks to the volunteer Cantors, Daniel Small of Shomrim Laboker Congregation, Yitzchak Epstein of Chevra Kadisha Congregation and Yitzchak Rosenberg of Beth Zion Congregation. They electrified the atmosphere with Chanukah songs and music.
The children were entertained by Mr. Music and a special Magic show! The exceptional joy and happiness which were shared by the children were beyond words. To top it all off, a delightful three course holiday meal was served complete with latkes and doughnuts. Gift bags were distributed to all adult attendees. Exciting games, toys and candy filled dreidels were handed out to all the children.
The success of these delightful Chanukah programs was made possible by the dedicated volunteers of Mada Community Center, Ben Porat Yossef Group (BPY), Hillel at University of Montreal, and the Montreal Jewish Singles (MJS).
This was an amazing event never to forget!