Jewish pride shown brightly in Louisville at the sixth annual Chanukah on Ice. Young and old joined for a late afternoon of skating to Chanukah Music, schmoozing, noshing and participating in the lighting of the large menorah. This year, two dreidels spun on the ice, sharing Chanukah cheer, distributing menorahs and dreidels to all. Thank you to the Rosenbaum duo!
Chany Scheiner, from Boulder Center for Judaism, welcomed the crowd and spoke about the message of Chanukah to bring light into the world through adding good deeds much like adding a candle each day.
Lamplighter Doug Velick was called up with his family to light the Menorah. He led the crowd in the singing of the blessings and lit the Menorah. Doug is well known and is a longtime member of the Jewish community and lives in Superior. For many years Doug was one of the leaders of the Boulder Jewish Festival, which is the largest Jewish event in Boulder County.
A first time attendee was overheard saying, “I am so glad that I came. I never realized that Louisville has so many Jews.”
Thank you to Oreg Foundation, Boulder Jewish News, JEWISHcolorado and Ed and Julie Victor for their sponsorship.