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Lafayette Mayor Carolyn Cutler lights the 2012 menorah.

Mayor Lights Menorah in Lafayette

Hosts Josh and Rachel Cohen of Victory Camera
Hosts Josh and Rachel Cohen of Victory Camera
Lafayette Mayor Carolyn Cutler
Lafayette Mayor Carolyn Cutler Lighting the Menorah

Last Saturday night, after Shabbat, 50 or so members of the community turned out at Victory Camera, in Lafayette, for that town’s first community menorah lighting on night 8 of Chanukah 2012/5773.

Lafayette Mayor Carolyn Cutler was accorded the honor of lighting the giant 8-foot menorah, after Rabbi Gabriel Goldfeder of Aish Kodesh spoke and led the group in the candle-lighting prayers.  Rabbi Goldfeder mentioned the darkness and pain that was generated in Connecticut on Friday, and that while we can never completely defeat darkness, we are obligated to bring light whenever possible.

The party was hosted by Josh Cohen, owner of Victory Camera, and his wife Rachel, who made dozens of latkes this week for the event.  The giant menorah was provided by Chabad Lubavitch of Boulder County.

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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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