To celebrate the Jewish festival, Chanukah, Canary Wharf Group have installed a large Menorah in Jubilee Park. To mark the occasion, an extra light will be switched on every night from Sunday 2 December until and including Sunday 9 December to celebrate each of the eight nights of the festival.
Chanukah, ‘The Festival of Lights’ is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the re-dedication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, during the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire of the 2nd century BC.
On Tuesday 4 December, KPMG will be hosting a candle lighting ceremony with entertainment by The London Cantorial Singers. Some members of the Jewish Care Centres will also be attending. HSBC will also be hosting a communal candle lighting ceremony in their offices at 8 Canada Square, followed by traditional Jewish doughnuts and latkes on Wednesday 5 December. Ending the week’s celebrations, Ernst & Young will be holding a Chanukah get together event, along with refreshments and entertainment by the Menorah Grammar School boys’ choir at its offices on Thursday 6 December
Members of the local Jewish community, employees, tenants and visitors are all invited to the festive occasion.
Danny Seliger from Canary Wharf Group said: “The lighting of the Menorah offers a great opportunity for the local community to come together with those on the Estate and celebrate this festive moment in the Jewish calendar. We are hugely appreciative to all who have shown their support in the local area and everyone is welcome to visit and experience Chanukah at Canary Wharf’.
For further information, please contact:
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166
Notes to Editors
About Canary Wharf Group:
Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 16.5m sq ft of London real estate, which now houses local and international companies and renowned retailers.
The Canary Wharf Estate is a major retail destination comprising around 1m sq ft across five shopping malls, including the award-winning leisure development, Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens.
It also has world-class, year-round arts and events programme offering over 200 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate.
Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.