Essex Menorah Lightings – dates and details

By Simon Rothstein

Leytonstone menorah event 2019

LEYTONSTONE and Wanstead Synagogue (LAWS) are delighted to be organising a Leytonstone Menorah street party and candle lighting on Sunday 18 December at 5:30pm.

Free latkes, doughnuts and hot chocolate will be served as Leytonstone rocks to foot-tapping live Klezmer music and the Mayor of Waltham Forest lights the first Chanukah candle.

All are welcome at the event, which will take place just opposite Leytonstone underground station at the junction of Fillebrook Road and Grove Green Road.

The Leytonstone Menorah was made using funds granted by Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 and with support from the Highways Agency. The street party is supported by the London Borough of Waltham Forest’s Leaders Fund.

For further information, please email

Chabad will be hosting their popular Chanukah lightings all across North East London and Essex throughout the festival – with everyone invited to come and take part.

The dates and times are below:

Sunday 18 December – Buckhurst Hill – Lighting ceremony at 6pm

Monday 19 December – Barkingside – Lighting ceremony at 3.45pm

Monday 19 December – Epping – Children’s entertainment at Epping Town Hall at 4pm
Lighting ceremony on Epping High Street at 5.30pm

Tuesday 20 December – Loughton – Lighting ceremony at 6pm

Wednesday 21 December – Woodford – Lighting ceremony at 6pm

Thursday 22 December – Chigwell – Lighting ceremony at 6pm

Saturday 24 December – Gants Hill – Lighting ceremony at 6.45pm

In Southend, the entire Jewish community and wider public are invited to the lightings at the Cliffs Pavilion Plaza – with free doughnuts for all!

The dates/times are:

Sunday 18 December – 5.30pm

Monday 19 December – 6.45pm (Gala Night)

Tuesday 20 December – 6.45pm

Wednesday 21 December – 6.45pm

Thursday 22 December – 6.45pm

Friday 23 December – 2.15pm

Saturday 24 December – 6.45pm

Sunday 25 December – 5.30pm



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