Join the College of Charleston’s Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program for the 10th-annual Chanukah in the Square event in Marion Square on December 21, 2014, at 4 p.m. The event, which is the largest annual Jewish event in the state of South Carolina, is free and open to the public.

EXPLORE: Learn more about the College’s Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program.

The Jewish Studies Program will partner with Chabad of the Lowcountry and the City of Charleston’s Office of Cultural Affairs among other community organizations to create a festive, family-friendly holiday celebration. The event will offer free food including hot latkes, donuts, pretzels, hotdogs, burgers and soup. Attendees can participate in making their own menorah or dreidel, pony rides, bounce castle and other children’s entertainment, and watch the lighting of the giant menorah in Marion Square to the soundtrack of live music.

Local Holocaust survivors will continue the tradition of lighting the candles on the giant menorah, and Mayor Joe Riley and President Glenn McConnell will make welcoming remarks.

READ: This Post and Courier article about Chanukah in the Square.

President McConnell, who has spoken at the event for several years, wrote in the Jewish Studies Program’s fall 2014 newsletter, “The Jewish community in Charleston has a long and rich history that is woven into the fabric of this great city. The Jewish Studies Program at the College is increasingly connected to that history, both as a chronicler through our excellent Jewish Heritage Collection at Addlestone Library, and as a participant that provides remarkable opportunities in academics, student life, and community outreach.”

READ: Check out the fall 2014 Jewish Studies Program newsletter

This event is made possible in part by Bi-Low, the presenting sponsor of Chanukah in the Square, as well as Berlin’s Restaurant Supply, Eli and Ann-Therese Hyman and the T Bonz foundation.