Chanukah at CU was a very cold one, but there was still a large showing of students at the Grand Menorah Lighting. The event was co-sponored by CU Chabad and Hillel groups. Students enjoyed hot drinks, fresh latkas and sufganiot. Michael Leeds lit the Menorah to live music. For just a minute everyone took in the light and forgot about the cold. It was a beautiful site of Jewish Unity and Pride on the CU campus.
‘Don’t let the lights….see your wallet.’ In the prayer recited after lighting, there is a phrase: ‘these candles are holy and we have no permission to use them.’
In a tradition that gains traction and attendees each year, the Boulder County Center for Judaism is bringing the largest menorah in Boulder County to Lafayette again this year.