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Volume 6, Issue 95  | November 26, 2021


Newport Beach’s Menorah lighting – Orange County’s largest Chanukah event

Chanukah – The Festival of Lights – for many, brings back fond memories of childhood years, and serves to renew our sense of identity. The Chanukah lights provide us with warmth, joy, strength and inspiration. Such is a purpose of a community-wide Menorah lighting celebration.

Chabad Center for Jewish Life is inviting the Orange County community to celebrate on Sunday, Nov. 28 at 2:30 p.m. overlooking Newport’s Back Bay, outdoors at Chabad Center for Jewish Life located at 2240 University Drive, Newport Beach.

Newport Beach's Menorah

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Courtesy of Chabad Center for Jewish Life

Chabad Center for Jewish Life invites the community to a Menorah lighting celebration

The celebration begins with holiday musical performances by the Moshav Band and the CdM Drum Circle

Participants at the Menorah Lighting will enjoy holiday gifts and treats, Chanukah crafts, face painting and balloon animals. Participants are encouraged to bring along a gift for the community toy drive and distribution to kids in need, making these deserving children’s holiday that much brighter.

Chanukah, a celebration for all time, is highlighted by the kindling of the Menorah each night of the holiday. “It is a holiday that enriches our lives and strengthens our tradition,” said Rabbi Reuven Mintz of the Chabad Center for Jewish Life. “In ancient times, our ancestors rededicated the Temple in Jerusalem. Today, we dedicate ourselves to making this world a better and brighter place. Chanukah also transmits the universal message that ultimately good will prevail over evil, freedom over oppression and light over darkness.”

 

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