DENVER, CO—November 20, 2015—Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock will join elected officials and leaders of Colorado’s Jewish community to light the Chanukah candles at JEWISHcolorado’s public menorah in southeast Denver on December 9th starting at 5:00 pm.
“We are honored to have Gov. Hickenlooper and Mayor Hancock join us in lighting the Menorah,” says Doug Seserman, CEO of JEWISHcolorado. “Together, we are dedicated in sharing the light of Chanukah across our community, in Israel and around the world. We share the light of hope, the light of justice, the light of understanding and the light of faith.”
Last year, over 150 people attended the ceremony. The Chanukah celebration is in collaboration with the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Denver. The event is open to the public and is for all ages. It will include light refreshments as well as a musical performance by the JCC Early Childhood Center. The event will be held at the JCC upper parking lot, 350 S. Dahlia St. in Denver Colorado. Please visit JEWISHcolorado.org for more information.
Founded in 1946, JEWISHcolorado, formerly known as Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado, is the umbrella community organization inspired by the collective responsibility to build and sustain Jewish life in Colorado, Israel, and around the world. Its mission is to secure, steward, and share philanthropic and human resources in support of vibrant Jewish life as well as to mobilize the community in times of need. JEWISHcolorado is a proud member of the Jewish Federations of North America, which is among the top ten charities on the continent. JEWISHcolorado raises and distributes funds in support of a wide variety of programs and partner organizations both locally and globally. Last year, JEWISHcolorado’s Annual Campaign raised $11.2 million and the Endowment and Planned Giving arm houses more than $60 million in long term assets for individuals, agencies and synagogues in the community. For more information, visit www.JEWISHcolorado.org