Wilton menorah to be lit Dec. 13

Rabbi Levi Stone of the Schneerson Center of Jewish Life lights the menorah at the Wilton town green on Dec. 22, 2019. The menorah will be lit this year at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13.

Rabbi Levi Stone of the Schneerson Center of Jewish Life lights the menorah at the Wilton town green on Dec. 22, 2019. The menorah will be lit this year at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13.

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WILTON — Keeping up an annual tradition, the giant menorah on the town green will be lit at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13, according to the Schneerson Center’s website.

As he does every year, Rabbi Levi Stone of the Schneerson Center will visit to perform the ceremony.

The public is invited to the celebration that will feature, live holiday music, gelt and dreidels. The family-friendly event is suitable for all ages, however viewing the event on Facebook Live is encouraged: facebook.com/SchneersonCenterCT.

Hanukkah, the festival of lights, celebrates the victory of the Maccabees over their Greek Syrian oppressors in the land of Israel and the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem with the lighting of the menorah. Although the Maccabees had only one day’s supply of olive oil it miraculously lasted eight full days until new oil was obtained.

Hanukkah begins Dec. 10 and concludes Dec. 18.