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Ramstein celebrates Hanukkah

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  • By Airman 1st Class D. Blake Browning
  • 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Jewish community of Ramstein Air Base is celebrating the holiday season with an assortment of festivities this year.

A Hanukkah Festival Meal was held Dec. 16 at the south chapel synagogue on Ramstein Air Base.

Noodle kugel, latkes, cakes, fruits and apple sauce were just a few of the traditional Jewish foods that were served during the event.

Organized by the chaplains of Ramstein, the festival meal kicked off the holiday season for the Jewish community on Ramstein.

Additional religious holiday services will be offered within the upcoming days for members of the Jewish community and their families stationed on and around Ramstein.

On Dec. 24 a Hanukkah celebration is scheduled to take place at 4:30 p.m. at the south chapel synagogue.

“Everyone who would like to come is invited,” said Stefan Fiebig, a member planning the Hanukkah celebration. “All faith denominations and even the non-religious are welcome.”

Immediately following the celebration at 5 p.m. a large menorah will be lit outside the NATO circle near the east gate. Afterwards, the group is expected to return to the south chapel for fellowship and lighting of candles.

“It’s a chance for fellowship,” said Chaplain (Capt.) Karyn B. Berger “It’s a time for us to come together as a community and shine a light into a dark world.”