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Hanukkah Celebration 2020

Hannukah is right around the corner and from all of us at IsCham we would like to wish you a Happy Hanukkah and invite you to celebrate this special holiday with us.

This year, IsCham together with Beijing JOY EL International Academy are holding a special event on December 10th, focused on bringing the Chinese and Israeli communities together for Hanukkah celebrations, enjoying a stage show and tasting donuts!

Looking forward to seeing you there~

Location: Beijing JOY EL School, No. 8, Laiguangying East Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing



地点:北京市朝阳区来广营东路8号 北京天悦学校

Dec 10, 2020

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM GMT+8

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Beijing JOY EL International Academy
No. 8, Laiguangying East Road, Chaoyang District.
Beijing, China

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  • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PMRegistration 签到
    6:30 PM - 6:35 PMSpeech by Yuval Ben Sadeh 中国以色列商会会长致辞
    Speech by Yuval Ben Sadeh, IsCham Chairman

    Yuval Ben Sadeh尤瓦尔

    Chairman at IsCham

    6:35 PM - 6:40 PMGreetings by Jiang Rong, Chairman of Shaanxi Chamber of Commerce in Beijing北京陕西企业商会会长江榕致辞

    Jiang Rong江榕

    Chairman at Shaanxi Chamber of Commerce in Beijing

    6:40 PM - 6:45 PMSpeech by Ema Wang, Beijing JOY EL International Academy 北京天悦学校王君瑛女士演讲

    Ema Wang王君瑛

    Founder of JOY EL International Academy

    6:45 PM - 7:00 PMCandle Lightening 燃烛仪式
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PMMusical - Ruth 音乐剧《如此婆媳》
    8:00 PM - 8:20 PMHanukkah Food Tasting & Networking 犹太食物品尝及社交


  • Yuval Ben Sadeh尤瓦尔 (Chairman at IsCham)

    Yuval Ben Sadeh尤瓦尔

    Chairman at IsCham

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  • Ema Wang王君瑛 (Founder of JOY EL International Academy)

    Ema Wang王君瑛

    Founder of JOY EL International Academy

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  • Jiang Rong江榕 (Chairman at Shaanxi Chamber of Commerce in Beijing)

    Jiang Rong江榕

    Chairman at Shaanxi Chamber of Commerce in Beijing

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  • 恩典艺术团


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A Glance of Musical: Ruth

About Hanukkah 关于犹太光明节

The history of Hannukah can be traced back to the rededication of the holy temple of Jerusalem by the Jews, by emerging victorious over the Hellenist Syrians in 165 BC. The Greek god of Syria, Antiochus, ordered the Jews to worship the Greek god and prohibited Jews from practicing their rituals. Even their holy temple was seized in 168 BC and was dedicated to Zeus. Not much time later, the angry Jews decided to fight back and restore the dignity of their holy temple. The fighting began in a village close to Jerusalem, known as Modiin. The seeds for Jewish revolt were planted when Jews asked by a Greek officer to bow to an idol and eat a pigs flesh, which is forbidden by the Jewish religion. This enraged one of the Jews who killed the officer and went into hiding with his family. There, he was joined by the rest of the Jews, who were willing to fight against the Greeks. This group of Jewish warriors ambushed the Greeks whenever they sensed opportunity. Soon, Judah Maccabee, the third son of Jewish priest Mattathias and the leader of the Jewish revolt; went to the holy temple with his soldiers. In the temple, Judah found many things broken or missing. The temple was cleaned and repaired by Maccabee and his soldiers and then, a big dedication ceremony was held there. The Maccabees also wanted to light the golden menorah in the temple, but they could only find a small flask containing oil, which was enough to light the menorah for a day. However, the oil lasted in the menorah for eight days, quite miraculously. Later, this led to the tradition of lighting menorah on Hanukkah, for eight days.