The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), celebrates Hanukkah with a slate of free activities on Wednesday evening, December 17, 2014, from 6 to 9:45 pm (when Museum admission is by voluntary contribution). To mark this special event, the MFA will welcome Rabbi Zecher of Boston's Temple Israel and Yehuda Yaakov, Consul General of Israel to New England for a symbolic menorah lighting (electric), followed by tours of the Museum's collection of Judaica, film screenings, musical performances and dreidel making.
A special art installation based on themes related to the menorah will allow visitors to interact with Oculus Rift-a motion-controlled virtual reality headset. This is the first time Oculus Rift has been installed in a major museum. In addition to festive holiday menu items at Taste Café and Wine Bar, Boston Olive Oil Company will offer a tasting to commemorate the tale of Hanukkah-the oil that was meant to last one day lasted eight. Visitors can follow the hashtag #MFAHanukkah on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates on the evening's activities at the MFA.