Saturday, January 07, 2006

Hanukkah marked with public menorah lighting (Glenview Announcements) Chabad

Chabad of Glenview held the congregation's second annual Public Menorah Lighting Dec. 27 -- the third night of Hanukkah -- outside of Glenview Village Hall. At least 60 people gathered on the lawn to watch as Chabad's Andrew Goldberg used a blowtorch to light three candles on the giant menorah. Afterward, the group sung Hanukkah songs and children enjoyed dancing, balloons and chocolate coins. For the next five nights of Hanukkah, a switch was flipped to turn on the other candles on the menorah. Chabad of Glenview also held a Lego-menorah-building contest last Thursday to celebrate Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. The eight-day holiday commemorates the rededication of the Temple by the Maccabees after their victory over the Syrians.

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