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Join us for a brief talk about the unique menorahs in LBI's Chanukah-themed pop-up exhibition and light holiday snacks. Then, show off your own antique Judaica for an “Antique Judaica Roadshow”–style appraisal from the curator, Tsadik Kaplan. Start “searching the attic” to bring in your old menorahs, Kiddush cups, candlesticks, Torah ornaments, etc. to learn more about their history and significance!
Tsadik Kaplan is a collector and appraiser who writes the “Antique Judaica Roadshow” column in The Jewish Press and the author of Jewish Antiques: From Menorahs to Seltzer Bottles. A selection of German menorahs from his personal collection will be on display in the Paul S. And Sylvia Steinberg Great Hall at the Center for Jewish History starting December 16.
This brief lecture is just one of several programs celebrating the beginning of Chanukah at the Center for Jewish History. You are also invited to join us for a family program of Chanukah songs from around the world with Elad Kabilio and the MusicTalks ensemble at 11:00 AM and the American Society of Jewish Music's Annual Chanukah Concert at 3:00 PM Ticket holders for both concerts are welcome to stay or come early for the lecture at no additional charge.