Chabad Outreach of Houston to light Menorah in the Galleria
Chabad Outreach Center and Synagogue of Houston will unveil and light the public Menorah at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 in the Galleria in Houston.
The event will take place at the fountain between Macy's and Nordstrom in the mall and will feature addresses by prominent citizens and dignitaries, according to a center release.
In addition, the lighting will include a performance by a children's choir, short presentations, and Chanukah treats for participants along with gifts for children who attend.
The new public Menorah stands 12-feet high and was designed by local artist Isaac Cohen, which follows the form of the famous Magen Schlomo Shield of Solomon, known as "The Lone Star." The artist was commissioned to create and produce the work entirely out of steel materials.
"The holiday of Chanukah contains a universal message for people of all faiths; namely that good will ultimately triumphs over evil, freedom over oppression, and light over darkness," said Rabbi Moishe Traxler, director of Chabad Outreach of Houston, in the press release. "The Chanukah Menorah teaches us yet another message: Just as we kindle an additional candle each night of the holiday, so too must we perform additional acts of kindness and goodness. We must not be satisfied with the goodness performed yesterday."
The Galleria is at 5085 Westheimer Road, Houston.
The Chabad Outreach Center and Synagogue is located at 11000 Fondren Road #104, Houston.
For more information, call 713-774-0300, or visit www.chabadoutreach.org or www.chanukahinhouston.com.
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