Chabad of White Marsh in partnership with The Avenue At White Marsh will be holding a public 12-foot menorah lighting at The Avenue in White Marsh, on Sunday, Dec. 10, the fourth night of the eight-day holiday, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
The event will feature traditional Chanukah foods – donuts and latkes, ice skating with a Dreidel and a gelt drop.
“The menorah serves as a beacon of light and hope amidst the challenges of our times as it did for generations before us,” said Rabbi Tzvi Schectman, co-director of Chabad of White Marsh.
“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.”
The menorah lighting is part of the worldwide Chanukah campaign 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 Chanukah miracle and the victory of light over darkness, a message of hope greatly needed today.
This year’s global campaign will see Chabad reach 8 million Jews in more than 100 countries. Chabad will erect some 15,000 large public menorahs, which will be seen by millions on streets and public squares around the world, including in front of landmarks such as the White House, the Eiffel Tower, and the Kremlin.
In Maryland, there will be several dozen menorah lightings and activities. The effort is led by Chabad Lubavitch of Maryland, directed by Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan
To register for the Menorah Lighting go to www.jewishwhitemarsh.org/chanukah