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CU Menorah Lighting Features Michael Leeds

On Monday, December 10th, 2012, Mr. Michael Leeds will ascend a ladder and light the giant menorah at Chabad’s fifth public Chanukah celebration. The program will be held at the Visual Arts Complex Plaza near the UMC, and will commence at 6:00 p.m. on the third night of the festive holiday of Chanukah.

The short outdoor program is open to the public and will feature live Jewish music by local musicians. All the Chanukah favorites will be served, including hot latkes and jelly doughnuts. Free menorah kits will be available to all, to encourage participants to light their own menorahs at home.

As the Chanukah holiday is a celebration of religious freedom, and the menorah is the first beacon against forces of religious bigotry and persecution, it is a fitting time to celebrate as a community. The holiday season is a time to celebrate that which unites us – the light and spirit within – and Michael Leeds is doing just that. It would be an honor if you would join us at this important and most memorable event.

The nine-foot Menorah will be on Hellems Lawn during the week of Chanukah to promote an awareness and appreciation for the Chanukah holiday. Similar giant Menorah candelabras are on display in major cities all over the world.

We want by-passers, students, professors and visitors to see the Menorah, because the significance of Chanukah lies in publicizing G-d’s miracles, then and now,” explains Rabbi Yisroel Wilhelm, Director of Chabad at CU, sponsor of the event. “Thus it is customary for Jewish homes to conspicuously display their own candelabras during this festival.”

For further information on the above event, or if you have any questions, please call Rabbi Yisroel Wilhelm at 303.444.2775 or 303.718.6892.

About Tzvi

I am a member of the staff of Chabad @ CU, The Jewish Student Center at CU Boulder. Currently I'm also living and working in Israel, though I call Boulder home. I was born and raised in Steamboat, CO and attended CU for my BA degree in Jewish Studies.

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