Jewish Community to Light Pearl Street Menorah, December 2nd

Join us for the ULTIMATE Chanukah celebration. 

The Boulder County Center for Judaism and the Boulder JCC are hosting a one-of-a-kind public Menorah lighting. 

Join us in celebrating the festival of lights with our popular annual Menorah lighting on Pearl Street. A special guest will be leading the ceremony and lighting the Menorah. 

Steve Brodsky, Chanukah 2019

Those who have attended in the past will fondly recall the scent of fresh Sufganiyot (fried Hanukkah doughnuts) and sizzling crispy Latkes wafting through the air. Many will have fond recollections of singing along to the joyful Hanukkah songs from the talented Steve Brodsky.  A night where the energy and holiday spirit is invigorating and easily felt. A night where the Boulder community at large unite together- families and friends, children and dignitaries, teachers and parents- you name it! People, all celebrating together in unity and spreading light. 

There is no better time than now to shine the light and love of Chanukah through the Boulder community. 

“The Holiday of Chanukah contains a universal message for people of all faiths; namely that good will ultimately triumph over evil, freedom over oppression, and light over darkness,” said Rabbi Pesach Scheiner of Boulder Center for Judaism. “This is symbolized by kindling the Menorah. By adding another candle each night, we learn the lesson of increasing in goodness and kindness. A lesson so terribly pertinent in our times.”

Grand Menorah in front of the Court House lawn on the Pearl St. Mall, 2018

The event will include a Menorah lighting featuring the biggest Menorah in Boulder County with remarks from a special guest and other community leaders. Additionally, there will be a ceremony to honor first-responders who will receive a prestigious lamplighter award and a gift for their heroic efforts during the pandemic. The event will be outdoor and Covid-safe, offering fresh Chanukah Latkes and Sufganiyot along with delicious hot drinks. To top it off there will be a chocolate gelt drop from our very own Boulder Fire Department fire trucks.

The Menorah lighting will take place Thursday, December 2nd at 5:30 pm, at the 1300 block of Pearl Street, in front of the Court House lawn.

For more information contact Chany Scheiner (720) 422-6776.

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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