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Chanukah Celebrations to Be Held at U.S. Military Installations

December 22, 1959
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Thousands of Jewish military personnel on duty at United States missile, rocket, Jet and airwarning stations in this country and at military installations throughout the world will join their fellow Jews around the globe in the celebration of Chanukah, which begins at sundown on December 25.

The candlelighting services and the other colorful programs at the missile areas are typical of the world-wide Chanukah programs to be conducted by Jewish chaplains and the 273 local, Armed Services Committees and USO-JWB field staff under the auspices of the National Jewish Welfare Board.

Hundreds of Chanukah packages for the overseas Chanukah programs have been shipped by women, affiliated with JWB Women’s Organization. Packages included foods, menorahs, candles, books and religious items.

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