Menorah-lighting celebration

A large menorah will be lit Monday, Dec. 26, at 6 p.m., in Wilton Center to observe the festival of Hanukah, which begins the evening of Dec. 24 and ends on the day Jan. 1. Leading the celebration will be Rabbi Levi Stone of the Schneerson Center.
The public is invited to the lighting that will feature, live holiday music, donuts, dreidels and other holiday giveaways. The family friendly event is geared to all ages.
Hanukah,w the festival of lights, celebrates the victory of the Maccabees over the Greek Syrian oppressors in the land of Israel and the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem with the lighting of the menorah. Although they had only one day’s supply of olive oil it miraculously lasted eight full days until new oil was obtained. The menorah is a symbol of hope and freedom. Hanukah is celebrated for eight consecutive days with the lighting of one candle the first night and increasing each night with an additional light until all eight are lit.
Information: 203-635-4118 or schneersoncenter.org.