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Celebrate Hanukkah Anywhere With Dancing Joy

Our app will have you generating a little holiday spirit everywhere you go

By Jewish Arts Collaborative

Published Nov 7, 2022



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Prepare for a digital delight this holiday season! With the JArts Gallery app, the joy of Hanukkah gets a quirky upgrade with dancing Jews, all ready to bring a burst of animated holiday spirit wherever you are.

Download the app now to turn mundane moments into lively celebrations and sprinkle a little holiday cheer wherever you go.

The app includes three-Hanukkah vignettes tell a story of light and resilience, celebrating the heartwarming essence of the holiday season.

About the three vignettes:

All Together 

Secret Portal + Black Squirrel Studios 

3D scanning by Direct Dimensions 

This piece honors the diversity of the Jewish people, and how they are connected through traditional song and dance. White House Hanukkiah artist and sculptor Zachary Oxman’s beautiful bronze menorah, formed out of dancer’s bodies, is recreated in 3D on your living room floor.  The figures morph into an animated group of Jews from across the world, performing a joyful dance between an unlikely crew bonded by how they celebrate. 

Set to music by Klezmer great Frank London. 

Facing The Flag 

Secret Portal + Black Squirrel Studios 

A powerful true story of a German Jewish family in 1932 who proudly displayed a Hanukkiah in defiance of danger just outside their window.  This experimental AR story connects your home to the Posner family’s through a magical window, celebrating the story of their brave choice and its relevance today. 

Read the Hanukkiah’s story HERE, housed at Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Israel. 

Here and There 

Sam Perzanowski 

A kinetic and musically reactive sculpture that builds a connection between your home and Israel, celebrating the great miracles that connect all of us to our spiritual homelands. 

In the US, dreidels say “nes gadol hayah poh… a great miracle happened THERE.” In Israel, however, they say “nes gadol hayah poh… a great miracle happened THERE.” Experience this plays with this in an animated Hanukkiah that floats between here and there. 

About Secret Portal 

Secret Portal is a Boston-based alternate reality development company. 

Find the app in the app store.


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