Day schools to perform during Hanukkah celebration at Missouri Botanical Garden

Rabbi Dan Morris leads students from Epstein Hebrew Academy in song during a 2007 Hanukkah celebration at the Missouri Botanical Garden. File photo: Mike Sherwin

Experience “Hanukkah: Festival of Lights” at the Missouri Botanical Garden, Sunday, Nov. 28.

Festivities begin with a menorah lighting, followed by student performances by the Saul Mirowitz Day School -Reform Jewish Academy School, the Solomon Schechter Day School, and the H.F. Epstein Hebrew Academy chorus. The female quartet Shir Ami (Song of My People) and the group HaShemesh (The Sun) will also perform.

Visitors can browse a traditional “shuk” (marketplace), with merchandise from the Silver Lady, and B’nai El Congregation Gift Shop, or stop by the Garden Gate Shop for Hanukkah-themed merchandise.

The event takes place from noon to 4 p.m. in the upper level of the Ridgway Visitor Center at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Activities are included with Garden admission of $8; St. Louis city and county residents enjoy discounted admission of $4 and free admission on Wednesday and Saturday mornings until noon. Children ages 12 and under and Garden members are free.

The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Boulevard in south St. Louis. Free parking is available on-site and two blocks west at the corner of Shaw and Vandeventer.

For more information, go to or call 314-577‑5100.