4 Questions for Menorah Lighter Rich Schad

Join us for Boulder ‘s 1st ever Chanukah on ice!  Don your Skates and glide the ice to the electrifying beat of popular Chanukah songs.  Enjoy fun skating games.  After the community skate, take part in making history as we host the first ever Public Menorah Lighting in Louisville, featuring menorah-lighter Rich Schad.  Rich spins 4 questions for us:

1) How many years have you lived in Louisville or Boulder County? Since 1979 when Louisville had no market, 1 stop light, and South Boulder Road was one lane in each direction.

2) Can you tell us what the early years were like in Boulder? In the Early years, B.C., (Before Carly) we attended Hillel Services with Rabbi Weitzner and were one of the founding families at Bonai Shalom.

 3) What different organizations did you volunteer for? The list includes Federation (on Board several times and Boulder campaign chair for 8 years), Bonai Shalom board, Jewish Family Service, CAJE, Boulder Jewish Day School (sigh!), and in the general community, LAM Foundation, Hospice, Exempla Good Samaritan, Colorado Therapy Animals, Balfour Cherrywood, Frasier Meadows, and Delta Pet Partners.

 4) What is your favorite Chanukah memory?  Best gift was a bicycle I received in third grade which my father put together while I slept – second best gift was in second grade, an American Flyer train set, which I promptly waxed the tracks (you know the expression good intentions – it stopped the train dead in its tracks and my father spent a different night cleaning the tracks – I created the The Little Engine That Couldn’t). The worst gifts were the fat-free, sugar-free, cholesterol-free jelly donuts, and the Herring of the Month club.

Thanks, Rich!  Spin your draidel and make sure to land at Chanukah on Ice on December 26 from 3:30-5:30 pm at WinterSkate in downtown Louisville . Event  is open to all ages. Special discounted Chanukah rate of $4 for kids and  $5 for adults. Delicious Sufganiyot and hot drinks to be served after lighting.

Sponsored by Chabad of Boulder County, Shalom Baby, Shalom Family,  Boulder Creek Events and Boulder Jewish News.

About Chany Scheiner

Co - Director of Boulder Center for Judaism. Any successful organization needs a heart and that is what Chany provides, along with organization, marketing, innovative programming, and countless Shabbat dinners. Some of her accomplishments are large and public like the annual menorah lighting on Pearl Street and the matzo and shofar factories, while others are quiet and private like the time she spends counseling individuals and sharing the wisdom that comes from study.

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