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By Scott Roberto / December 8, 12:00 AM
Light Up the Night

 

Celebrate the Festival of Lights this year at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (refer to listing, page 19) as the venerable Fenway institution hosts several events and activities related to the eight-day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah on December 17 from 6–9:45 p.m. It all begins with the symbolic lighting of an electric menorah by special guests Rabbi Zecher of Boston’s Temple Israel and Yehuda Yaakov, Consul General of Israel to New England. Highlights of the evening include film screenings, musical performances and tours of the museum’s collection of historic Jewish artifacts, as well as the first art installation at a major museum to feature the Oculus Rift, a motion-controlled virtual reality headset. Also enjoy a festive menu at Taste Café and Wine bar and an olive oil tasting courtesy of Boston Olive Oil Company.

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