11th Annual Community Chanukah Festival in Moorpark on Sunday, December 9, 2018

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The Chabad of Moorpark Jewish Center invites the entire community to celebrate the Festival of Lights at the 11th annual Public Menorah Kindling Ceremony. The grand Chanukah celebration will take place on Sunday, December 9th at 4:30 PM in the Vons Shopping Center, 4225A Tierra Rejada Road.

Public dignitaries Including Mayor Parvin, the chief of police and Moorpark council members will attend the ceremony and will assist in kindling the giantBALLOON Menorah.

Prior to the kindling, the program will feature a world renowned, and award winning comedian and illusionist, Billy Bonkers. There will be crafts and activities, ballooon art, hot latkes and donuts, music, dancing, and more! Menorahs and candles will also be available at the event for those who need.

Chanukah is the eight-day Jewish "Festival of Lights," this year beginning on the evening of December 2nd and culminating on December 10.  Each evening at sunset an additional candle is lit to commemorate the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem some 2000 years ago.  “The message of Chanukah,” explains Rabbi Shimy Heidingsfeld, Executive Director of Chabad of Moorpark, “is one of hope in the face of extreme adversity.  It’s a message with broad appeal to everyone who believes in religious freedom and that faith and determination can triumph against even the most overwhelming odds.” 

“This Menorah is the ultimate display of joy and unity,” said Devorah Heidingsfeld, organizer of the event. “The holiday of Chanukah is a festival of a historic victory and celebration for all times, highlighted by the kindling of Menorahs each night of the holiday. 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. 

Join us in a public display of unity at this exciting Menorah Lighting Ceremony. 

For more information, visit our website www.JewishMoorpark.com/chanukah email us at info@JewishMoorpark.com, or call 805-CHABAD-2 (242-2232)

We will also be having a CHANUKAH Movie Night on Wednesday, December 5, at 7 pm at the Chabad Ranch, 6061 Gabbert Rd. We will be watching an Australian documentary called "Outback Rabbis" which focuses on the quest to find Jews in Regional and Rural Australia and connect them to their roots.

RSVP is necessary to info@JewishMoorpark.com or call Devorah at 805-CHABAD-2 (242-2232)