The community is invited to join Chabad of Toledo for a celebration of Chanukah beginning at sunset on Sunday, December 21st at Westfield Franklin Park. Rabbi Shemtov will lead the ceremony in the Food Court as the Menorah is lit.
In addition to lighting the Menorah, the festivities will include traditional stories, latkes and the Chanukah Passing of the Torch. There will be plenty in store for children, too, with make-it-and-take-it crafts and a dreidel piñata filled with kosher candy. Rabbi Shemtov will light the Menorah every night at sunset from December 22 through December 29, near the Westfield Concierge.
Chanukah marks the re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem and commemorates the “miracle of the container of oil.” According to the Talmud, at the re-dedication there was only enough consecrated olive oil to fuel the eternal flame in the Temple for one day. Miraculously, the oil burned for eight days, which was the length of time it took to press, prepare and consecrate fresh olive oil. The Chanukah celebration is free and reservations are not required.
Westfield Franklin Park features over 150 stores and is conveniently located on the corner of Monroe and Talmadge. The shopping center is easily accessible from Interstate I-475 for Ohio and Michigan shoppers. For more information call 419-473-3317 or visit www.westfield.com/franklinpark/index.html.
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