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Jewish Buff Pride Menorah Lighting

CHIP, CU’s Mascot, will participate at Chabad’s Menorah Lighting Ceremony at the University of Colorado.

On Tuesday, December 8th, 2015, at 6:00 pm, CHIP will ascend a ladder and light the giant menorah at Chabad of CU’s 11th annual public Chanukah celebration at CU. The program will be held at the Visual Arts Complex Plaza near the UMC, and will commence at 6:00 pm on the third night of the festive holiday of Chanukah.

Chanukah at CUThe short outdoor program is open to the public. All the Chanukah favorites will be served, including hot latkes and jelly doughnuts.  Free menorah kits will be available to all, to encourage participants to light their own menorahs at home.

As the Chanukah holiday is a celebration of religious freedom, and the menorah is the first beacon against forces of religious bigotry and persecution, it is a fitting time to celebrate as a community. The holiday season is a time to celebrate that which unites us – the light and spirit within – and CHIP  is doing just that. It would be an honor if you would join us at this important and most memorable event.

Also the nine-foot Menorah will be on Hellems Lawn during the week of Chanukah to promote an awareness and appreciation for the Chanukah holiday.

“We want by-passers, students, professors and visitors to see the Menorah, because the significance of Chanukah lies in publicizing G-d’s miracles, then and now,” explains Rabbi Yisroel Wilhelm, Director of Chabad at CU, sponsor of the event. “Thus it is customary for Jewish homes to conspicuously display their own candelabras during this festival.”

For more info on Chanukah events at CU visit www.JewishCU.com/ChanukahEvents


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About Tzvi

I am a member of the staff of Chabad @ CU, The Jewish Student Center at CU Boulder. Currently I'm also living and working in Israel, though I call Boulder home. I was born and raised in Steamboat, CO and attended CU for my BA degree in Jewish Studies.

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