Jewish tradition teaches that no matter how dark it gets we must strive to bring light. No holiday celebrates this concept more brightly than Chanukah, which requires lighting one more candle each night until we have filled the eight-branched menorah or chanukia and brought light to the darkness.
Every year, hundreds of people from Boulder brave the always-variable weather to watch the lighting of Boulder County’s Biggest Menorah on the fabulous Pearl Street Mall together.
For many families, this is an annual event and the true start of the holiday.
This year’s entertainment includes local musical group Gelt Rebellion who will lead a full-production sing-along followed by Balkan-style marching/dancing in the streets, and a chance to have your picture taken with Chip – the CU Boulder mascot.
There will also sufganiot (traditional jelly doughnuts), hot and fresh latkes, coffee, tea, and cocoa, and special Chanukah hats for the first 100 families.
No reservations are required for this special event. Just dress for the weather and join the party on the 1300 block of Pearl, just in front of the courthouse.
This exciting event is hosted by the Boulder County Center for Judaism, and sponsored by Andy and Audrey Franklin, the Boulder JCC, Boulder Jewish News, Caroline Blelcher of Re/MAX of Boulder, Falafel King, JEWISHcolorado, the Oreg Foundation, and Rhonda and Bruce Wildman, for whose support we are enormously grateful.
For more information, call 303-494-1638 or email BoulderJudaism@gmail.com.