2017 Menorah Lighting Thursday, December 14, at 5:30 p.m.
The Chabad Jewish Center of South Metro Denver brings Parker this annual Menorah lighting event at O’Brien Park on Mainstreet and Parker Road, Parker Colorado.
This is a great event for those of all faiths to learn about Chanukah and enjoy the beautifully lighted park, and festivities include latkes & donuts, children’s entertainment, Chanukah arts & crafts and gifts for the children.
If you missed the one in Parker there is a last chance in Greenwood Village or Highlands Ranch on Sunday, December 17th at 5 p.m.
For more information, call 303-792-7222 or visit DenverJewishCenter.com
What is Chanukkah?
Chanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the festival of lights, is an eight day festival beginning on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev.
Chanukkah is probably one of the best known Jewish holidays, not because of any great religious significance, but because of its proximity to Christmas. Many non-Jews (and even many assimilated Jews!) think of this holiday as the Jewish Christmas, adopting many of the Christmas customs, such as elaborate gift-giving and decoration. It is bitterly ironic that this holiday, which has its roots in a revolution against assimilation and the suppression of Jewish religion, has become the most assimilated, secular holiday on our calendar.