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    Ron Werner, this year's Boulder Lamplighter, lights the Chanukkia.

  • Boulder JCC EC Jonathan Lev with Lamplighter Ron Werner

  • JNF Regional Director Boaz Meir with Lamplighter Ron Werner

  • Lamplighter Ron Werner with Rebbitzen Chany Scheiner of Boulder County Center for Judaism

Boulder Kicks Off Chanukah in Fiery Style

The Boulder Jewish Community kicked off Chanukah 5776 Sunday night with the usual sufganyot, freshly deep-fried latkes, coffee donated by Starbucks and lighting the giant menorah on the Pearl St. Mall in front of the Courthouse lawn Sunday night.  At least a hundred adults and kids were in attendance to watch an acrobatic and fire show by talented Acrobatic duo Sven and Brian before Lamplighter Ron Werner of HW Home lit the first candles.

Sheldon Sands entertained the crowd on piano, and Rabbi Pesach Scheiner of the Boulder County Center for Judaism provided the d’var torah for the event.

The Pearl St. Mall candle lighting was sponsored by: Boulder County Center for Judaism, Boulder JCC, Boulder Jewish News, JEWISHcolorado, Jewish National Fund and the Oreg Foundation.

Enjoy our slide show of pictures:

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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