“The Shul of Bellaire” will ignite a public 9-foot Menorah tonight in Loftin Park.
The Menorah lighting will feature Mayor Cindy Siegel, city council members and other dignitaries and will be preceded by a community-wide celebration on the third night of Chanukah, which falls out today.
The menorah lighting ceremony will conclude a two hour Chanukah carnival called “Chanukah in Candyland.” The carnival will begin at 5 p.m. and will take place at the Bellaire Civic Center, 7008 S. Rice Ave.
Some of the highlights of the carnival include building a candy menorah, making cotton candy, decorating doughnuts and enjoying chocolate gelt, draidels and hot latkes.
The carnival will also feature a “Bubble Gum MAGIC SHOW” by Award Winning, Master Magician and Illusionist Tommy Blaze.
The menorah lighting ceremony will conclude the event at 7 p.m.
The event is organized by Rabbi Yossi & Esty Zaklikofsky, spiritual leader of The Shul of Bellaire.
“The Menorah serves as a symbol of Bellaire’s dedication to preserve and encourage the right and liberty of all its citizens to worship G-d freely, openly, and with pride,” Zaklikofsky said. “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, the Menorah takes on profound significance, embodying both religious and constitutional principles.”
For more information, call 713-839-8887 or visit www.JewishBellaire.com/Chanukah.