The NBA champion Miami Heat and the Florida Jewish community will gather on Wednesday, December 12at American Airlines Arena for Jewish Heritage Night and to celebrate the 5th night of Chanukah. Several thousand tickets are being made available exclusively to the Jewish community.
The national anthem will be sung by Chazzan Yossi Lebovics. A grand menorah lighting will take place in the arena between the first and second quarter. Other festivities will include a halftime concert on the East Plaza featuring singing sensation Yossi Bayles.
Glatt kosher food will be available and a postgame Chanukah party will take place on the court.
Jewish Heritage Night is being organized through Chabad of South Florida, which has over 140 centers throughout the Sunshine State.
“We hope to demonstrate with our wonderful fun-filled and inspiring event that there’s no conflict with being a sports fan, celebrating Chanukah and being proud of your Jewish heritage,” said Rabbi Chaim Lipskar of the Shul of Downtown.
Organizer Rabbi Pinny Andrusier of Chabad SW Broward added, “It’s guaranteed to be a fun evening for everyone and hopefully a Chanukah victory for the Miami Heat.”
Tickets are available for purchase at www.jewishheritagenight.com or by calling 305-373-8303.
About the Author: Shelley Benveniste is South Florida editor of The Jewish Press.
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