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Lamplighter Howard Bernstein lights the 2017 Grand Menorah.

Boulder County’s Largest Menorah to Light Up Pearl St. Mall for Night 2

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 brave the always-variable weather to stand together on the Pearl Street Mall and watch the lighting of Boulder County’s Biggest Menorah.

For many families, this is an annual event and the true start of the holiday.

This year’s entertainment came all the way from Israel. Eliyahu will lead the sing-along and perform a variety of fabulous songs.

There will also sufganiot (traditional jelly doughnuts), coffee, tea, and cocoa, and special Chanukah gifts for the first 200 families.

No reservations are required for this special event. Just dress for whatever weather is predicted and join the party on the 1300 block of Pearl, just in front of the courthouse, Monday, December 3rd at 5:30 pm.

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 Bleicher of Re/MAX of Boulder, 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.

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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