Mt Olive To Light Menorah On Hanukka

A community-wide Hanukka celebration is set to be held on Monday, Dec. 3, at the Mt. Olive Municipal Building. Mayor Rob Greenbaum will kindle the menora, accompanied by the town council. Following the menora lighting ceremony, there will be a Gelt Drop, Jewish music, latkas and doughnuts.
“The message of Hanukka is the message of light,” says Rabbi Yaacov Shusterman of the Chabad Jewish Center in Flanders. “The nature of light is that it is always victorious over darkness. A small amount of light dispels a lot of darkness.
Another act of goodness and kindness, another act of light, can make all the difference.  Now, more than ever, it’s important to show our Jewish pride.”
Today, the unprecedented public display of Hanukka has become a staple of Jewish culture. Mt. Olive’s menora lighting is one of more than 15,000 public menora lightings in more than 100 countries around the world, including in front of landmarks such as the White House, the Eiffel Tower, and the Kremlin, helping children and adults of all walks of life discover and enjoy the holiday message.
There will be also public menora lightings in Chester, Hackettstown and Blairstown and Hanukka story time at Mt. Olive and Chester Public Libraries.
For more information about Hanukka and a local schedule of events
visit www.mychabadcenter.com/Hanukkah, email rabbi@mychabadcenter.com, or
call 973-927-3531.

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