Old Main To Host Nine-Foot Menorah Lighting This Wednesday
The Festival Of Lights is well under way this year and to celebrate, the Chabad of Penn State will host a public ceremony to light a nine-foot Menorah on Old Main’s patio at 5 p.m. this Wednesday. The Hanukkah celebration will include crafts, raffles, music, dancing, and fun for people of all ages from Penn State and State College.
The ceremony will celebrate the fourth night of Hanukkah, and will also feature a host of games and prizes that include traditional chocolate coins, dreidels, and menorah kits. In addition to lighting the menorah, the celebration is set to feature a host of delicious food that includes hot latkes and fresh doughnuts.
This Hanukkah is a particularly special one, since it is the year of Hakhel. Hakhel is observed once every seven years, and is a special celebration of Jewish unity and learning.
State College Mayor Elizabeth Goreham will attend the ceremony alongside other leaders in the community. The celebration welcomes people from all walks of life and backgrounds to celebrate the special holiday with the Jewish community.