Annual Calgary Community Menorah Lighting Ceremony

December 23, 2019

December 23, 2019

Free

Calgary City Hall Atrium, Macleod Trail Southeast, Calgary

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Events Description

With sharing and gifts of warm clothing for those in need, Calgary’s Jewish community invites the public to join us as we celebrate the Annual Community Chanukah Menorah Lighting Ceremony at City Hall’s Atrium Monday, December 23rd at 5:30 pm.

The lighting of the Menorah is the focal point of the celebration of Chanukah – an annual festival which commemorates a 2100-year-old historically significant battle for religious freedom. Jews worldwide light their menorahs (candelabras) as a gesture and public display of remembrance and commitment. Chabad Lubavitch, a global Jewish educational organization, organizes community lightings such as this one throughout the world including at the White House, in front of Parliaments in Canada, Britain, Australia, and the Alberta Provincial Legislature.

Each year hundreds of Calgarians come to join community leaders and dignitaries as they celebrate with the lighting ceremony, traditional Klezmer music, dancing, and eating traditional potato pancakes called “latkes”.

Who is it for?
All ages

FREE

WHEN & WHERE

Date & Time: Monday, December 23, 2019 | 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Venue: City Hall Atrium, Calgary

Paid Parking, Street Parking
Public transport accessible

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