Looking for a miracle? You could go back in time to the year 162 BC and stumble into a ruined temple only to find a lamp with enough oil for one night miraculously last for eight nights, or you could attend Boulder County’s Annual Menorah Lighting on Monday, December 2nd at the Pearl Street Mall in celebration of Chanukah. This holiday, held sacred among the Jews, will be celebrated with treats from local businesses, sufganiot (donuts), drinks, and special Chanukah musical performance at 5pm by Steve Brodsky, a Denver-based well-loved Jewish music educator.
Local artist, and owner of Living Design Studios of Boulder, Jessica Adams has created a beautiful Chanukah display. Ron Werner, President and owner of HW Homes, a popular furniture store with outlets in Boulder, has the honor of lighting the Menorah at this fantastic free event. Crocs, a Boulder based business is donating shoes to anyone effected by the flood, or anyone who feels a new pair of shoes would be inspiring of more mitzvot or “good deeds.” Stories of how you would use the shoes and why you think a new pair would be inspiring in your life can be emailed to Boulder’s Move On at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chany Scheiner, co-director of Chabad Lubovitch of Boulder County, has had an influential role on Jewish life in Boulder. As Scheiner explains, “Chanukah carries a universal message, which is to increase light in the world by performing acts of goodness and kindness. The custom is to light the Menorah by a window facing the public, in order to spread this warm and positive message.”
A reminder that, amid the flood of events, comes renewing light and even a miracle. Visit www.chabadofboulder.com for more information.