Hanukkah on the Hoan

Watch the Hoan Bridge light up in reflection of a giant menorah for Hanukkah 2021!

Happy Hanukkah, Milwaukee! Starting Sunday, November 28 through Monday, December 5, the Hoan Bridge support beams will be lit — a new beam each night of Hanukkah — with flickering red, orange and yellow lights to represent the light of a candle’s flame.

Community Gathering

December 5th Community Gathering

Join us for family-friendly Hanukkah festivities while we celebrate that miracles can happen!

In partnership with the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center and Light the Hoan, MJF is pleased to announce this year’s Hanukkah on the Hoan, a nightly lighting of the Hoan Bridge in the flames of a menorah.

On the final night of Hanukkah, December 5th, MJF and partners invite you to join in a community celebration at the base of the Hoan, featuring holiday treats, a live DJ, fire juggling, ice sculpting, and more!

Event details:

Location: Summerfest Parking Lot, 642 E. Erie St., Milwaukee (northeast of Sail Loft restaurant)

Time: 4:00 – 5:30 PM, with Hoan lighting at 5:00 PM 

Lighting Schedule

Watch the Hoan Bridge transform into a giant menorah November 28 through December 5.

Sunday, November 28: 6:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Monday, November 29: 6:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Tuesday, November 30: 6:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Wednesday, December 1: 6:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Thursday, December 2: 6:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Friday, December 3: 4:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Saturday, December 4: 6:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Sunday, December 5: 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Live Streaming

View the nightly livestream at the Facebook event below:

Shine a Light on Antisemitism

Across North America, antisemitism is on the rise. In 2020, 57.5% of all religiously-motivated hate crimes were against Jews, who make up just 2% of the U.S. population. One in every four American Jews has been targeted by antisemitism over the past year, and nearly four in ten report changing their behavior for fear of being identified as Jewish, or for their safety or comfort as Jew. Antisemitism persists across society in “polite” conversation as well as in explicitly dangerous and insidious forms, and typically tracks with broader patterns of discrimination, progressions of violence, and the fraying of democracy.

Throughout the eight days of Hanukkah, Shine A Light will illuminate modern forms of antisemitism and inspire awareness and action to fight it at every turn across America and Canada—in workplaces, schools and campuses, and online. 

Website: www.shinealighton.com for a full slate of events, resources, and tools

Learn more about our partners!

This special event is in partnership with Light the Hoan and the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center to share the light of Hanukkah with our entire community.