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Jewish night at the hockey rink

by Brad A. Greenberg

December 9, 2009 | 1:17 pm

If only I lived in Tampa. And liked hockey. And was Jewish.

While that last point is up for debate, the other are clearly in the negative. So you won’t be seeing me at the the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Jewish Heritage Night. But here’s the deal:

Beginning at 6 p.m., fans will receive access to the plaza to enjoy a pre-game party featuring latkes, fun and more. Lightning owner Craig Sher will kick off the Chanukah festivities by participating in the giant Menorah lighting ceremony. Just $20 will net fans access into the party, as well as a Terrace corner seat, a kosher hot dog, chips, drink and souvenir.

Fans attending the game are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys for donations which will be collected by Tampa Jewish Family Services. All donations will render fans eligible to enter for a chance to win an autographed Jeff Halpern stick. In addition, the first 100 fans who purchase tickets will also receive a surprise Tampa Bay Lightning gift.

Following the game on December 9, Chanukah festivities will continue with parties all across Tampa Bay, including South Tampa’s “Chanukah in the Park.

If the promise of latkes, fun and more wasn’t enough, there’s more info here.

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