Chabad Of White Marsh Holding Public Menorah Lighting
PERRY HALL - The Chabad of White Marsh, in partnership with The Avenue, will be holding a public lighting of their 12-foot menorah on Sunday, December 18.
Rabbi Tzvi Schectman, co-director of Chabad of White Marsh, says this year’s celebrations are especially meaningful.
“The menorah serves as a beacon of light and hope amidst the challenges of our times as it did for generations before us,” Schectman said. “The flames of the menorah shine out into the night, reminding us that a little bit of light can dispel much darkness. Another act of goodness and kindness, another act of light, can make all the difference.”
Sunday marks the start of the eight-day Hanukkah celebrations, and the event will feature traditional Chanukah foods- donuts and latkes, ice skating with a Dreidel, and a gelt drop.
This menorah lighting is part of the worldwide Chanukah campaign launched by Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson in 1973. The campaign highlights and encourages the central theme of the holiday: publicizing the story of the Chanukah miracle and the victory of light over darkness.
In Maryland alone, there will be several dozen menorah lightings and activities. This effort is led by Chabad Lubavitch of Maryland and directed by Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan.
Rabbi Schectman says that the themes of light triumphing over dark are for everyone, and all community members should feel welcome at the menorah lighting.
“Hanukkah is a celebration of light and goodness as it shines into the dark and helps us move forward. This is a message that everyone can appreciate and celebrate.”
Schectman says he expects over 100 attendees at the ceremony.
The event is free for all attendees. To register for the Menorah Lighting, see here.