Chanukah, the eight-day festival echoing the universal theme of religious freedom, will be marked for the first time in Fair Haven, with a celebration “designed to light up the Fair Haven Community,” announced Rabbi Laibel Schapiro, director of Chabad of the Shore.
Tonight, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m. at Fair Haven's Memorial Park local dignitaries and the public will gather to light the candles and celebrate the holiday. There will be donuts, dreidels and entertainment for the whole family, Shapiro said.
The holiday of Chanukah is a festival of victory and celebration for all times, highlighted by the kindling of a candle on the Menorah each night of the holiday, the rabbi added.
“It is a holiday replete with traditions, with displays of Jewish pride and unity,” Schapiro said. “Yet, it also contains a universal message for people of all faiths — that, ultimately, good will triumph over evil, freedom over oppression and light over darkness.”