Chabad of Greater Gainesville & Manassas will be hosting a public Hanukkah menorah lighting on December 17.
The lighting will talk place on the Atlas Walk at Virginia Gateway in Gainesville at 5:30 p.m.
“The ceremony will feature a Grand Menorah lighting with local dignitaries, followed by traditional Holiday songs, Music, and special Holiday Delights. Hot Latkes, Donuts, Chocolate Coins for the Children and special Glow in the Dark Dreidel Glasses,” stated a release.
Learn more about the Chabad of Greater Gainesville & Manassas here.
The event is being held in partnership with several area Jewish organizations, including the JCC of Northern Virginia, Temple Ner Shalom of Woodbridge and the Fauquier Jewish Congregation.
“The menorah serves as a symbol of Gainesville’s dedication to preserve and encourage the right and liberty of all its citizens to worship G‑d freely, openly, and with pride. Specifically in America, a nation that was founded upon and vigorously protects the right of every person to practice his or her religion free from restraint and persecution,” stated Rabbi Perlstein in a release.
For more information about Hanukkah and a local schedule of events, click here.