December 10-11, 2015 Maccabi club of the Jewish community “Yahad” in Zaporozhye organized a Chanukah Volleyball tournament among girls, students of the Jewish Sunday school.
Four teams participated in the competition. Their names correspond to the symbols of the holiday – “S’vivon”, “Candle”, “Menorah”, “Chanukiah”.
As a result, two teams “S’vivon” and “Candle” finished with the same number of points. The winner of the tournament – “S’vivon” – was decided only on goal difference.
The young volleyball teams had an excellent game and practice, and have shown that a good volleyball team is growing in the community.
The winners were awarded with a cup and diplomas, and all participants got sweet gifts. The winners traveled to the main Chanukah event in Kiev..
December 12, 2015 a festival of Jewish dance, dedicated to the holiday of Chanukah, took place in Odessa.
The festival was attended by a large number of amateur dance groups of different ages.
The festival performers had to present Jewish folk and modern dances.
The festival was organized by Maccabi Odessa with the assistance of Hillel Youth Center and with the support of the Israeli Cultural Center.
Given the positive experience of this first event, the organizers decided to make it a tradition..