The exciting Jewish holiday of Chanukah is coming up (December 9, first candle evening of December 8th). Amongst Jews, Chanukah is one of the most celebrated holidays, and is observed by giving presents to children, eating donuts and latkes, and the hallmark action of lighting the Menorah.
Chanukah is called the “Festival of Lights” – referring to the lighting of the menorah over the course of eight nights. Chanukah carries a universal message, which is to increase light in the world by performing acts of goodness and kindness. The custom is to light the Menorah by a window facing the public, in order to spread this warm and positive message.
Don your winter gear and celebrate Chanukah with a community-wide menorah lighting on the Courthouse Lawn, the 1300 block of Pearl Street Mall, on Tuesday, December 11 at 5:30 pm. Join other Boulder Jews with the lighting of the giant eight foot menorah, lit by Boulder Lamplighter, Allen Hittelman.
Allen Hittelman has shown incredible commitment to the Boulder Jewish community and has been involved in almost every Boulder Jewish organization. We are proud to have him light the Menorah!
This event brings together adults and children of all ages, giving them an opportunity to celebrate the universal message of the Festival of Lights. Last year over 300 people joined this event as Steve Brodsky played his guitar in the snow, a true Boulder scene!
Enjoy a special concert following the lighting by artist Steve Brodsky, complete with fresh donuts, hot drinks, a dreidle guessing game and much more fun! Special Chanukah lightup necklaces for the first 150 participants.
Hoping to see you there!
Click here to see a slideshow of last year’s Menorah Lighting in the snow..