Creating Chanukah for All Boulder Residents

Creating Chanukah for All Boulder Residents

circleofcareCircle of Care providing transportation for seniors to attend Menorah Lighting

Chabad of Boulder has teamed up with Circle of Care, a community access elder enrichment program serving seniors in Boulder County that provides free transportation and escorts to cultural, educational, community, civic, and social events they might otherwise be unable to access.

The annual Chabad Menorah Lighting on the Pearl Street Mall is precisely the type of event many seniors might wish to attend, and might miss due to a lack of transportation. Each year, Chabad creates and presents this event to the people of Boulder – all the people of Boulder – and Joan Raderman, founder and director of the Circle of Care Project wanted to be sure that “older adults have the opportunity to share in this lovely community holiday event.”

Chany Scheiner, program director of Chabad of Boulder, said, “We are thrilled to have Circle of Care involved this year to allow more people to share in the joy of the Festival of Lights.”

The celebration will be held on December 2nd on the Pearl Street Mall, beginning at 5:30pm. In addition to the lighting of the menorah there will be sufganiot (donuts), warm drinks, and a musical performance by Steve Brodsky, a Denver-based singer, songwriter, Cantorial Soloist, and Jewish music educator, whose upbeat and engaging Chanukah concerts have been well-loved Boulder events for many years.

Ron Werner, president and owner of HW Home, a popular furniture store with outlets in Boulder, will have the honor of lighting the Menorah at 5:30.

In addition, Boulder-based Crocs has donated shoes to anyone affected by the flood, and/or anyone who feels a new pair of shoes would inspire them to do more mitzvot or “good deeds.”

If you would like to attend and need transportation, please contact Circle of Care by Monday, November 25th at 303-449-8884 or to reserve your ride.

Circle of Care invites those who would like to volunteer to drive and escort a senior to this event to contact them. Drivers must be over 21 and have a clean driving record. An orientation will be provided prior to volunteering.

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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