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RELIGION BRIEFS Sam Silverberg will portray Judah Maccabee at Temple Emanu-El's Hanukkah Happening on Dec. 14. Contributed photo TEMPLE EMANU-EL TO HOST HANUKKAH HAPPENING Members of the community are warmly invited to a Hanukkah celebration as Temple Emanu-El, 151 McIntosh Road in Sarasota, hosts the annual Hanukkah Happening on Friday evening, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. ute dreidels and chocolate gelt," a Temple news release says. "An exuberant and spirited evening for all ages, the Hanukkah Happening features a delicious dinner of homemade brisket and chicken with all the trimmings as well as the traditional latkes (fried potato pancakes); crafts and children's activities; a menorah-making contest with prizes for all entrants; and a visit from Hanukkah hero Judah Maccabee, who will retell the story of Hanukkah and distrib- Reservations are required for the Hanukkah Happening. The cost is $25 per adult and $15 for children under 13. All proceeds benefit educational and scholarship programs at Temple Emanu-El Religious School. The annual Hanukkah Family Service, which includes candle-lighting, songs and a Hanukkah play, will follow at 7:30 p.m. Checks made out to "Temple Emanu-El Religious School" and the names of attendees may be mailed to Temple Emanu-El, 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota, FL 34232. For more information, call 371-2788.

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