Dadeland Mall and Chabad of West Kendall and The Falls invite the community to celebrate the Festival of Lights during a public Menorah Lighting ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 18, 5-7 p.m., at Dadeland Mall.
For many, Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, brings back fond memories of childhood years and serves to renew a sense of identity. The Hanukkah lights provides warmth, joy, strength, and inspiration. Such is the purpose of a communitywide celebration to take place at Dadeland Mall this Hanukkah.
Following the kindling, the program will feature delicious Hanukkah food, children activities, and live Hanukkah music.
Hanukkah, a celebration for all time, is highlighted by the lighting of a menorah each night for eight nights of the holiday. It is a holiday that enriches lives with the light of tradition.
In ancient times, Jews rededicated the temple in Jerusalem with the menorah. Today, people rededicate themselves to making this world a better and brighter place. Hanukkah also propagates the universal message that ultimately good will prevail over evil, freedom over oppression, and light over darkness. In its Hanukkah outreach campaign, Chabad of West Kendall and The Falls join thousands of Chabad centers across the globe that are staging similar public displays of the menorah and its symbolic lights. From Australia to Africa, Colombia to Hong Kong, New York City’s Ground Zero to the White House lawn, hundreds of thousands will experience the joy of Hanukkah with Chabad.
The lighting will take place on Dec. 18, from 5 until 7 p.m., at Dadeland Mall, 7535 N. Kendall Dr. (in the new wing of the mall in front of Express).
For more information, contact Chabad Jewish Center of West Kendall and The Falls at 786-501-4072 or by email at Rabbigetzy@gmail.com.