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Lowcountry to celebrate Chanukah in the Square

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Members of the Lowcountry Jewish community will celebrate Chanukah in downtown Charleston Sunday.

The tenth annual “Chanukah in the Square” celebration begins at Marion Square Park downtown at 4 p.m. It is the largest annual Jewish event in the state of South Carolina, according to the CofC's website.

Local Holocaust survivors will continue the tradition of lighting candles, according to the college.

Charleston Mayor Joe Riley and CofC President Glenn McConnell are scheduled to speak.

The annual event is organized by the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program at the College of Charleston, Chabad of the Lowcountry and the City of Charleston's Office of Cultural Affairs.

The eight day celebration, also known as the Festival of Lights and Hanukkah, commemorates the rededication of the second temple in Jerusalem. It began on Tuesday at sundown and ends on Christmas Eve.

For more information about the event: http://bit.ly/13pdWcl

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