Chabad of Madison lights 10-foot Menorah to celebrate Hanukkah in socially distanced ceremony at Hilldale

Dec 13 / Uncategorized

Wisconsin State Journal

In a year of hardship and darkness for many during the COVID-19 pandemic, Chabad of Madison brought a bit of light to the city Sunday with the lighting of a menorah to celebrate the fourth day of Hanukkah.

As the sun set, the Regent Street synagogue hosted a socially distanced lighting ceremony in a parking lot at Hilldale Shopping Center. More than 50 cars lined up in rows behind the 10-foot-tall menorah and a building that had a video about Hanukkah projected on its wall.

A woman on stilts dressed up in the colors of the Israeli flag walked through the lines of cars to make everyone feel included in the celebration. Children popped up out of sunroofs and car windows to wave at her and giggle. Others stayed nestled in their cars and called family members via video.


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