The Schneerson Center for Jewish Life CT will set up and light menorahs in a number of locations, including Westport, Weston and Wilton, in the upcoming weeks.
The small bright flames light up the cold winter night as men, women and children gather to watch the spectacular menorah lightings. Lively music fills the air as people dance together in unison. The excitement of Hanukah is felt as dreidels and doughnuts are given out to the crowd. The menorah is a symbol of hope and pride.
The Weston menorah-lighting celebration is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Weston Shopping Center, 190 Weston Road. There will be live music, hot latkes, Hanukah gelt, dreidels, and more. It is free and open to all and will be led by Rabbi Levi Stone of the Schneerson Center. For more information, call 203-635-4118 or visit schneersoncenter.org.
The menorah symbolizes freedom and strength of the Jewish spirit and is kindled on each of the eight nights of Hanukah.
One of the edicts of the festival is to publicize the miracle. For many years now it has been the custom to display giant menorahs in public places so that the public may celebrate the holiday of Hanukah.
There will also be giant menorah lightings in Wilton at the Town Center Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 5:30 p.m., and in Westport at the Compo Acres Shopping Center, 400 Post Road East in front of Wells Fargo Bank, on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m.