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Jeff Finkelstein puts matches to the first night's candles, held by Rabbi Jamie Korngold, at Copper Mountain.

Adventure Rabbi Lights Menorah at Copper

Jewish skiers attending the Adventure Rabbi menorah lighting at Copper Mountain.
Jewish skiers attending the Adventure Rabbi menorah lighting at Copper Mountain on December 8th.  Temperature: ~20 degrees…

The most unusual local menorah lighting that Boulder Jewish News covered this year (and we covered several) was conducted by Rabbi Jamie Korngold, the Adventure Rabbi.  As part of her regular “Shabbat on Skis” winter program at Copper Mountain, the December service coincided with the first night of Chanukah, December 8th.

So, with typical outdoor aplomb on the part of the Adventure Hubby, Jeff Finkelstein, a two-candle menorah was fashioned out of materials at hand: a Snickers bar, a Hershey’s chocolate square, two candles and a pocket knife.

Jeff Finkelstein puts matches to the first night's candles, held by Rabbi Jamie Korngold, at Copper Mountain.
Jeff Finkelstein puts matches to the first night’s candles, held by Rabbi Jamie Korngold, at Copper Mountain.

And so, Rabbi Jamie proceeded to lead a small group in a menorah-lighting, followed by a good Chanukah song sing-a-long. The next two Shabbat on Skis events are on Saturday January 5th and Saturday February 9th, 2013 at Copper Mountain.  Meet up at the bottom of the Super Bee lift at 10:00 am to ski with Rabbi Jamie, and/or meet at 12:30 just behind (north of) Solitude Station for services.

Here is a video of the lighting ceremony, carried out just north of Solitude Station mid-way up at Copper Mountain:

About David Fellows

I've been writing things since grammar school, and served as a writer, photographer and/or an editor on my junior high and high school newspapers; the Daily Trojan at USC (where I earned my journalism degree); the student newspaper at the Anderson School at UCLA (where I earned my MBA); and written and edited countless business documents and presentations in the ensuing twenty years. I've been involved Jewishly since my bris and in Boulder since 1995. I'm married to my Executive Director Cheryl, and we have two children, Lauren and Ethan.

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2 comments

  1. I have to say the Snickers menorah really was fabulous. Very low impact – you can eat it after use. Looking forward to seeing more skiers out on what hopefully will be a Shabbat with lots of powder January 5, 2013. Thanks for joining us David.

  2. I think you have enjoyed a lot in this Hanukkah season. Video was amazing. Thanks for sharing this information with us.