Chany and Rabbi Scheiner with then Gov.-elect Jared Polis, December 2018

Grand Menorah Lighting with Governor Jared Polis on December 19

Join us for the ULTIMATE Chanukah celebration on Tuesday night, December 19th, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. 

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

For over 20 years, the Boulder Jewish community has gathered on Pearl Street Mall for the annual Menorah lighting featuring the biggest Chanukah menorah in the city. As a popular Chanukah event, hundreds join yearly in the public display of adding in light and Jewish pride. 

Governor Jared Polis will be addressing the crowd and Ira Greschler will be the honorary lamplighter. Joining in the festivities will be the popular singer and Colorado native Steve Brodsky. For over 10 years, Steve has braved different weather temperaments during this annual event, providing musical entertainment for the Boulder County public menorah lighting. 

There will be juggling and entertainment by our very own Cindy Marvel, followed by an exciting gelt drop from our very own Boulder Fire Department fire trucks.

Of course, no Menorah lighting would be complete without Josh Raderman’s famous fresh hot Latkes, and delicious Sufganiyot doughnuts that continue to be a hit every year. 

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

Sign up for the event by December 18th so that you can receive your very own light-up Menorah gloves that you can use for the event. Sign up here.

This exciting event is hosted by the Boulder County Center for Judaism and the Boulder Jcc and sponsored by the Boulder Jewish News, Downtown Boulder, Caroline Bleicher of Re/MAX of Boulder, Hazel’s, JEWISHcolorado, the Oreg Foundation, Jackie and Mark Wong and Rhonda and Bruce Wildman, for whose support we are enormously grateful.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, call 303-494-1638 or email

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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