Public Hanukkah menorah lighting scheduled for Homestead, Dec. 16

Public Hanukkah menorah lighting scheduled for Homestead, Dec. 16The seventh annual nine-foot menorah lighting at Losner Park in Homestead will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 5:30 p.m. Dignitaries from Homestead City Council will be honored at the lighting of the menorah.

The event will include music, gifts for kids, Hanukkah cookies, latke’s, doughnuts, a raffle and fun for all ages. There also will be a Hanukkah Olive Press Presentation Workshop.

“This menorah is the ultimate display of joy and unity,” said Rabbi Yossi Wolff, director of Chabad of Cutler Bay/Homestead, who is erecting the menorah. “The holiday of Hanukkah is a festival of a historic victory and celebration for all times, highlighted by the kindling of menorahs each night of the holiday. Yet it also contains a universal message for people of all faiths — that ultimately, good will triumph over evil, freedom over oppression, and light over darkness.”

Chabad, with over 3,000 offices and establishments around the globe, is by far the largest network of Jewish religious and social services in the world. There are currently more than 1,000 public menorahs planned to be lit by Chabad this Hanukkah worldwide.

Chabad sponsors the “National Menorah” standing in front of the White House, and “The Largest Menorah in the World” (32 feet high) which stands in New York City’s famed Rockefeller Center.

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