Joy and Dancing at Colchester's Giant Menorah Lighting

Town Green Chanukah Celebration brings warmth and happiness to local residents.


Some forty town residents came together for a joyous celebration on the seventh evening of Chanukah. The ceremony, held on Monday, December 26, took place on the Colchester Town Green at the corner of Main Street and Norwich Avenue.  The evening was sponsored by the Chabad Jewish Center.

Prior to the kindling of a 9-foot Menorah, participants were treated to lively music, chocolate “gelt,” warm potato “latkes,” and hot cider. In addition, a grand raffle was drawn at the conclusion of the program.

As soon as the lights of the giant Menorah were ignited, the crowd erupted in applause, followed by lively dancing. Young and old went round and round, singing festive tunes such as, “Oh Chanukah, Oh Chanukah” and “Dreidle, Dreidle, Dreidle…”

“The Menorah and her candles have always been a symbol of unity,” said Rabbi Yosef Wolvovsky, Executive Director of the Chabad Center. 

“It is beautiful to see so many people come together to celebrate.”

For more information regarding this program, or about Chabad, please call Rabbi Yosef Wolvovsky at (860) 659-2422, email Rabbi@ChabadER.com, or log on to www.ChabadER.com.

L. Lomasky January 08, 2012 at 06:04 AM
The sad thing about this is that the Chabad movement is no longer a Jewish movement. It has, in most corners, adopted the view that the Messiah is a dead person who will come back to life to redeem the world, that this person is omnipresent and omniscient, acts as an intermediary between people and the Divine and that there is no difference or separation between this fellow (their deceased leader) and the Deity they worship. Sound familiar? It should. A Christian organization in Israel took out an advertisement on a billboard that chided the adherents of the Chabad movement, "Right idea, wrong person." They may dress like Orthodox Jews, but they sure don't believe like Jews of any kind whatsoever.


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