Festival of Lights, menorah lighting | Holiday Cheer


December 5, 2019

Rabbi Berel Paltiel

Chabad Jewish Center of Snohomish County invites the public to celebrate the Festival of Lights with the eighth annual Unity Menorah Lighting and Celebration.

The public Menorah Lighting Celebration is 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at Lynnwood City Hall 19100 44th Ave. W, Lynnwood. The event will feature the kindling of a giant 9-foot Menorah, and include holiday treats, traditional latkes, doughnuts, face painting and light-up Hannukah glasses for the kids and a Hannukah musical performance by the Seattle-based Klez Katz Klezmer band.

Personal menorahs and dreidels will be available. Remarks will be shared by Rabbi Berel Paltiel of the Chabad Jewish Center of Snohomish County, Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers, and Lynnwood Police Chief Tom Davis.

"The menorah serves as a symbol of our community's dedication to preserve and encourage the rights of every human being, including the liberty of all its citizens to worship God freely, openly, and with pride," said Paltiel.

The Menorah lighting is part of the worldwide Hanukkah campaign, an initiative launched by the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, in 1973. The campaign highlights and encourages the central theme of the holiday - publicizing the story of the Hanukkah miracle.

"The message of Hanukkah is the message of light," said Paltiel. "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."

For more information: http://www.JewishSnohomish.com.

Rabbi Berel Paltiel


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