Essex Menorah lightings for December

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

Meanwhile 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

The Leytonstone Menorah event in 2019 – photo by Bernard Stern



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