The most unusual local menorah lighting that Boulder Jewish News covered this year (and we covered several) was conducted by Rabbi Jamie Korngold, the Adventure Rabbi. As part of her regular “Shabbat on Skis” winter program at Copper Mountain, the December service coincided with the first night of Chanukah, December 8th.
So, with typical outdoor aplomb on the part of the Adventure Hubby, Jeff Finkelstein, a two-candle menorah was fashioned out of materials at hand: a Snickers bar, a Hershey’s chocolate square, two candles and a pocket knife.
And so, Rabbi Jamie proceeded to lead a small group in a menorah-lighting, followed by a good Chanukah song sing-a-long. The next two Shabbat on Skis events are on Saturday January 5th and Saturday February 9th, 2013 at Copper Mountain. Meet up at the bottom of the Super Bee lift at 10:00 am to ski with Rabbi Jamie, and/or meet at 12:30 just behind (north of) Solitude Station for services.
Here is a video of the lighting ceremony, carried out just north of Solitude Station mid-way up at Copper Mountain: