Chabad to host Public Menorah Celebration on the Delmar Loop

Chabad centers in St. Louis have announced Show-Me-Chanukah, a program designed to maximize awareness of the upcoming Jewish holiday of Chanukah. The event aims to highlight the history and traditional observances of Hanukkah, which begins this year after nightfall on Saturday, Dec, 24 and lasts for eight days.

The Market on the Loop, located at 6655 Delmar Boulevard, will be the site of the central public Menorah lighting, on Saturday, December 24 at 7:30 pm. This theme of the event is “A Tribute to Student Leadership.” The program will include a menorah lighting ceremony with the kindling performed by the leaders of the UMSL Jewish Student Association club. There will also be free hot latkes, music and gelt for children. Elected officials will also offer Hanukkah greetings. The event will conclude with joyous Chasidic dancing.

“A little bit of light can dispel a great deal of darkness”, said Rabbi Hershey Novack of Chabad on Campus. “Our goal is to introduce the light and warmth of the Chanukah lights to the entire community, and to brighten the lives of individuals, families and children, not only in their homes, but also in their public thoroughfares and places of business.”

This is the fifth year that Chabad has worked with the Market on the Loop to put on this event.

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