LOUISVILLE, CO: 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, the much-anticipated annual Chanukah on Ice event attracts a crowd of families for outdoor ice skating to Chanukah music, with stops for hot chocolate, soufganiot (traditional jelly doughnuts), and the lighting of the largest menorah in Boulder County.
This year, the festivities are on Thursday afternoon, December 14th beginning at 4:00 pm and we light the menorah at 5:00 pm.
The special honor of lighting the giant community menorah is reserved for people who have been especially generous with their time and energy and made a lasting mark on the community. This year’s Lamplighters are Jodi and Larry Ansel who have indeed brought light to the community over the years and the Boulder County Center for Judaism is proud to honor them in this way.
No reservations are required and everyone is welcome!
Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children 4-12. Kids 3 and under are free.
Skate rental is $4 for everyone. WinterSkate is located at 824 Front Street in downtown Louisville.
This exciting annual event is hosted by the Boulder County Center for Judaism, and jointly sponsored by Ed and Julie Victor, JEWISHcolorado, the Oreg Foundation, and WinterSkate.