(AJNews) – Chabad of Edmonton will be hosting their 31st Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony in honour of Chanukah (the Festival of Lights) at the Alberta Legislature, on Sunday December 18th at 4:30 PM.
“This annual event attracts hundreds of people from a cross section of the community,” said Edmonton Chabad Rabbi Ari Drelich. “At present we already have confirmation from The Lt. Governor Her Honour Salma Lakhani, as well as the Speaker of the House Nathan Cooper and the Deputy Premier Kaycee Madu who will be in attendance amongst many other dignitaries.”
It is sure to be a wonderful event, added Rabbi Ari. “This is the first time we will be back in the Legislature Rotunda since the beginning of the pandemic. The short indoor program will be followed by the outdoor lighting of Alberta’s largest menorah at the South Amphitheater (across from the Legislature) followed by delicious donuts, latkes and a children’s program in the pedway of the Legislature.”
As always, the event is open to the general public, concluded Rabbi Ari. “I look forward to seeing you there.”