Light Up The Night, Honoring Boulder’s Finest

Light Up The Night, Honoring Boulder’s Finest

Do you know a firefighter, police officer, teacher, or EMT/Paramedic who has gone above and beyond the call of duty during Covid 19 to help their community?

Here’s your chance to nominate them and applaud their heroic efforts! 

Boaz Meir, of the Jewish National Fund, lights the menorah to celebrate the first day of Hanukkah on Monday, Dec. 2, 2018 in front of the Boulder County Courthouse on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder.  Jeremy Papasso/ Camera

The chosen nominees will receive a prestigious lamplighter’s award as well as a gift at our popular Chanukah on Pearl Street Mall; our annual Menorah lighting featuring the biggest Hanukkah menorah in the city. 

The monumental event will be Covid safe, outdoors, and will be attended by community leaders and dignitaries as well as the Boulder Jewish community.

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

Our community is full of incredible First Responders who selflessly protect and serve their communities here in Colorado. Now more than ever, we realize the power of kindness. The pandemic has taken a very large toll, and we need connection and kindness more than ever.

To nominate a First Responder, fill out the form below. Be sure to include their name, occupation, location, and the reason why you believe they should be honored as a First Responder at the Menorah lighting. 

The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, November 23.

“The message of Hanukkah is the message of light. The nature of light is that it is always victorious over darkness. A small amount of light dispels a lot of darkness. Another act of goodness and kindness, another act of light, can make all the difference.” said Rabbi Pesach Scheiner, co-founder of Boulder County Center for Judaism. 

Send in your nominations today!

For any questions feel free to reach out to

This exciting annual event is hosted by the Boulder County Center for Judaism and the Boulder Jcc and sponsored by Andy and Audrey Franklin,  Boulder Jewish News, Evie Cohen Realty, Caroline Bleicher of Re/MAX of Boulder, JEWISHcolorado, the Oreg Foundation, Hazel’s Beverage World and Rhonda and Bruce Wildman, for whose support we are enormously grateful.

About Malky Allouch

Malky is an aspiring Occupational Therapist. Co-founder of a non-profit teen mentorship initiative called Linkks, Malky has been passionately involved in Special Education as well as advocating for mental health awareness. As the second daughter of Rabbi Pesach and Chany Scheiner, she has been pivotal in helping spread the light and joy of the Boulder County Center for Judaism for the past 23 years. Malky resides with her newly married husband in Denver, CO.

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