Lighting up the night with a giant Menorah

Nov 18, 2013

The Chabad Jewish Center of Snohomish County invites you to celebrate the Festival of Lights at the second annual public Menorah Lighting Ceremony.

The Chanukah celebration will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec.1, at the Centennial Plaza in Downtown Edmonds.

The event will feature speeches by the Rabbi of the Chabad Jewish Center and Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling, the kindling of the giant 9-foot Menorah, and delicious Holiday doughnuts.

Chabad Centers all around the world are dedicated to spreading light and goodness in their respective communities.

Chabad’s answer to the darkness and destruction is an increase in light and warmth. The Jewish Center will host a public community-wide Chanukah celebration where the message of religious freedom is brought to the street.

The kindling of the Menorah each night of the holiday highlights Chanukah, a celebration for all time.

"It is a holiday that enriches our lives with the light of tradition," said Rabbi Berel Paltiel, director of the Chabad Jewish Center.

"In ancient times our ancestors rededicated the Temple in Jerusalem with the Menorah. Today, we rededicate ourselves to making this world a better and brighter place."

Chanukah also propagates the universal message that ultimately good prevails over evil, freedom over oppression and light over darkness.

Join the Edmonds community at a public display of unity at this exciting Menorah Lighting Ceremony. Bring the kids and make this your special Chanukah celebration. They encourage everyone to bring a candle to light in unity.

For more information, contact the Chabad Jewish Center at (425) 286-7465.

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