Chai Jewish Center’s Menorah-Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Celebration
hosted by ARCH Orthodontics
Canton, Mass. (Issued December 2016) – Some 50 people of all ages – including guests from as far as Providence – attended the Canton community menorah-lighting to mark the joyous holiday of Chanukah and the entire holiday season.
Event organizers were Rabbi Mendy (at center) and Rivka Horowitz of the Chai Jewish Center of Canton. Providing the space was Dr. Andrew Chase of ARCH Orthodontics (to left of Rabbi, holding daughter) whose office is opposite Canton Town Hall. This event was part of the Chai Jewish Center’s annual event calendar. Their mission is to reach out and create a warm atmosphere for Jews of all ages to explore and experience their heritage in a welcoming environment.
The program featured the lighting of a 10-foot tall menorah by Dr. Chase, Chanukah blessings, music, and hot latkes (potato pancakes) and donuts (a holiday tradition in Israel). The 8-day holiday of Chanukah commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem following the surprise victory by the Maccabees over the much larger Seleucid Empire army in the year 166 CE.
Dr. Andrew Chase of ARCH said, “We are pleased to host this holiday display and have always offered the opportunity to have multiple denominations represented during the holiday season for all to enjoy.” Colorful holiday lights from the nearby Town Hall and Library added to the festivities.
For more information about the Chai Jewish Center in Canton: 781-956-2507 / email@example.com or visit www.jewishcanton.com. ARCH Orthodontics, the ‘Official Orthodontist of Miss Massachusetts’, has 8 offices in addition to the Canton location. To schedule a free consultation: (781) 209-6776. No-interest financing is available.
– By Stanley Hurwitz / (508) 269-0570 / firstname.lastname@example.org