1st Ever Public Chanukah Menorah Lighting Belmont Shore Sunday Dec. 1st at 4pm on 2nd Street
Shore, Calif. - The Shul by the Shore in Long Beach, California will
hold the first-ever public Chanukah Menorah Candle Lighting in Belmont
Shore on Sunday, December 1, 2013, at 4 p.m. outside Citibank at 5354
East 2nd St.
"This is the first public menorah lighting ever on 2nd
Street in Belmont Shore - and we're elated to be the first ones to do
it and to put this special event together with the help and support of
the Shul by the Shore, its members, Citibank, and the Belmont Shore
business community," says Rabbi Abba Perelmuter of The Shul by the
Shore. The event, which is called "Fire and Ice Extravaganza," is co-sponsored by the Belmont Shore Business Association.
is welcome. There will be live music, the SBTS Hebrew School choir and
local dignitaries. All children in attendance will receive Chanukah
is a unique and special event because this is the first time since 1890
that Chanukah and Thanksgiving overlap," Rabbi Perelmuter says. "And
the two holidays will not overlap again for another century."
The reason Shul by the Shore chose to partner with the Belmont Shore Business Association and hold the event on 2nd
St. "is because it is the hub of the community," Rabbi Perelmuter says.
"There is always a lot of foot traffic - people walking along 2nd St. shopping, dining, walking and being entertained in a variety of ways. It is a busy, vibrant, exciting area."
year's Chanukah Menorah Lighting falls on the fifth night of the
celebrated Jewish holiday, which is also known as the Festival of
Lights; it is an eight-day holiday commemorating the Maccabean revolt
against its oppressors in the 2nd century.
Chanukah Menorah Candle Lighting is a global celebration that takes
place from Paris, London and Israel, to New York, Chicago and Long
SBTS, which has serviced the community for the past 20 years, holds its services at the Seaport Marina Hotel.
Contact: Rabbi Abba Perelmuter, Shul by the Shore, Long Beach, CA, 562-621-9828