Temple Beth Tikvah in Roswell is playing host to a free community Chanukah party bringing together synagogues and other Jewish organizations working in East Cobb and northwestern Fulton County on the fourth night of the Festival of Lights, Tuesday, Dec. 27.

Closely watched by Rabbi Erin Boxt and with community assistance, Temple Kol Emeth member Harvey Schneider lights an oil-fueled menorah.

Closely watched by Rabbi Erin Boxt and with community assistance, Temple Kol Emeth member Harvey Schneider lights an oil-fueled menorah.

It’s an opportunity to demonstrate the strength of the Jewish community while remembering the strength of the Maccabees.

The festivities, running from 6:30 to 8 p.m., will include stories and crafts for young children, a holiday sing-along led by Beth Tikvah Cantor Nancy Kassel, sufganiyot, and the lighting of a large, outdoor chanukiah fueled by oil.

In addition to Beth Tikvah, which is at 9955 Coleman Road, the sponsoring organizations are the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, the Marcus Jewish Community Center, Congregation Etz Chaim, Temple Kehillat Chaim, Temple Kol Emeth, the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival, InterfaithFamily/Atlanta and the PJ Library in Atlanta.

To demonstrate the importance of tzedakah at the start of winter, families are asked to bring a gently used coat or jacket to donate to a shelter.

RSVPs aren’t required but are appreciated. To RSVP or get more information, contact Stephanie Wyatt at swyatt@jfga.org or 404-870-1625.