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3rd annual lighting of 24-foot-tall Menorah in downtown Detroit on December 4

WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI – Dates and details have been announced for the third annual “Menorah in the D” Chanukah celebration, a two-pronged event surrounding the installation and lighting of a public 24-foot-tall Menorah in Campus Martius in Detroit. Menorah in the D was developed and is hosted annually by The Shul of West Bloomfield, a Chabad Lubavitch Community Center, in partnership with Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit’s NEXTGen Detroit division, with generous support from Quicken Loans and various other sponsors.

On Dec. 4, 2013 at 5:30 p.m., the public is invited to enjoy the official Menorah lighting ceremony and free community Chanukah party, which last year drew more than 1,500 participants. In addition to the traditional lighting of the Menorah, attendees will enjoy light refreshments and a live performance by the 8th Day Band.

Chabad-organized public Menorah lightings are now seen annually in hundreds of locations worldwide, from The White House to The Eiffel Tower. The celebration of Chanukah, which translates to “rededication,” and the lighting of a public Menorah are particularly relevant to Detroit and its area residents during difficult times. “The Menorah being placed in Downtown Detroit is a reminder to us all that we should continually work to illuminate the world around us,” said Rabbi Shemtov. He continued, “It’s honor to be able to share the warmth and joy of Chanukah with all.”

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About NEXTGen Detroit
NEXTGen Detroit, a division of Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, is a hub for a young, vibrant Jewish Detroiters. Guided by our Jewish values and our work to strengthen the Jewish Community, both locally and globally, we are working to make our city a meaningful home for our peers.


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