Chronicle poll results: Chanukah parties
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Chronicle poll results: Chanukah parties

We asked our readers if they planned to attend a Chanukah party or other type of Chanukah-related event. Here's what they said.

Last week, the Chronicle asked its readers in an electronic poll the following question: “Are you planning to attend a Chanukah party or other type of Chanukah-related event?” Of the 253 people who responded, 78% said yes, 15% said no, and 7% said they weren’t sure. Comments were submitted by 47 people. A few follow.

We recently moved and are actually throwing a big Chanukah party for all our new neighbors, none of whom are Jewish. Everyone is very excited to attend and I received lots of appreciative feedback from guests who clicked on the link explaining Chanukah’s history and customs which I put at the bottom of the invitation.

A joyous time to celebrate at home with friends and at parties with friends.

It’s not “Christmas lite,” and it’s not one of the Shalosh Regalim, nor is it Purim, so I’ll just stay home and enjoy the lights.

I am not a party person. I am content to stay home, bask in the light of the candles and contemplate the meaning of the holiday.

I have not been invited to any parties yet, but I have ugly/funky/oongahpatshkied Chanukah sweaters that I have to wear somewhere … so I may have to throw a fete at my home!

I’m throwing a Chanukah brunch. There’s an extra need for some light and joy this difficult time for Jews and Israel.

Given the current war, it behooves all Jews to gather together to celebrate the Maccabees’ victory.

I live at Concordia of the South Hills. Beth El Sisterhood had a Chanukah party for us. Very sweet. It’s wonderful to be remembered!

I will be celebrating Chanukah with Congregation Dor Hadash’s 60th anniversary party.

We’re attending Chabad and the Friendship Circle parties!! My 6- and 8-year-old kids are very excited!

My partner and I sit at the table and watch the candles burn down: no screens, no phones, no music allowed. We just talk and think about the holiday and what we mean to each other.

We’re too old and tired to do it but maybe just a few potato latkes to tide us over. PJC

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