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Grand Chanukah 2017 - 5778 Family Celebration @ Clearwater Beach - Happy Hanukkah!

Grand Chanukah 2017 - 5778 Family Celebration @ Clearwater Beach - Happy Hanukkah!

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EVENT RECAP:
Who: Everyone 
What:
 Chabad of Clearwater Family Chanukah Celebration
Where: Beachwalk in front of Surf Style Mega Store 311 S. Gulfview Blvd Clearwater
When: Tuesday, December 12th, 6:00pm
Cost: NO CHARGE – ALL ARE WELCOME
RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/jewishclearwater
More info: www.JewishClearwater.com

ABOUT CHANUKAH
Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, recalls the victory more than 2,100 years ago of a militarily weak but spiritually strong Jewish people who defeated a ruthless enemy that had overrun ancient Israel and sought to impose restrictions on the Jewish way of life, prohibit religious freedom and force the Jewish people to accept a foreign religion. During the occupation of Jerusalem and the Temple, the Syrian Greeks desecrated and defiled the oils prepared for the lighting of the Menorah, which was part of the daily service in the temple. Upon recapturing the Temple from the Syrian Greeks, the Jewish people found only one jar of undefiled oil, enough to burn only one day, but it lasted miraculously for eight days until new, pure olive oil was produced. In commemoration of this event, the Jewish people celebrate Chanukah for eight days by lighting an eight-branched candelabra known as a Menorah. The Menorah is placed in highly-visible place to publicize the miracle, with its message of hope and religious freedom, to all. Today, people of all faiths consider the Chanukah holiday as a symbol and message of the triumph of freedom over oppression, of spirit over matter, of light over darkness.

ABOUT THE SPONSORING ORGANIZATION
Chabad of Clearwater offers Jewish education, outreach and social service programming for families and individuals of all ages, backgrounds and affiliations. For more information, contact Rabbi Levi Hodakov, Director, Chabad of Clearwater, at 727-265-2770 or JewishClearwater@gmail.com or visit www.JewishClearwater.com.

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World's First Ever Falafel Menorah will be lit @ 6:30pm 

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