Contact — Rabbi Zalman Mendelsohn
Executive Director, Chabad Jewish Center of Jackson Hole
Chabad Jewish Center of Jackson Hole to Light Up Town Square & Join the 10,000 Public Menorahs Worldwide, Symbolizing Universal Message of Religious Freedom
Jackson, WY – The Chabad Jewish Center of Jackson Hole will be honoring Chanukah with more community Chanukah events than ever before. On the fifth evening of Chanukah in the Town Square on Saturday, December 20th at 7:30 PM, the community is invited to a giant Menorah lighting, sing Chanukah songs & hear the story of Chanukah. Chanukah gelt will be served while Chanukah Menorahs and dreidels (spinning tops) will be available for one and all.
On the sixth night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 21st from 5:30 – 6:30 PM, the community is invited to a Menorah Lighting Ceremony in the Village Commons at Teton Village.
Enjoy the eighth night of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 23rd, at the Four Seasons Resort in Teton Village at 5:30 PM for a Menorah lighting, Chanukah songs & to hear the story of Chanukah!
Chanukah embraces gratitude and offers a narrative deeply embedded in the collective Jewish psyche: combating intolerance, fighting for freedom, and thanking God for a miraculous victory.
The public Menorah lightings are organized by Chabad Rabbi Zalman Mendelsohn, Executive Director of the Chabad Jewish Center of Jackson Hole, who remarked, “The Menorah serves as a symbol of Jackson’s dedication to preserve and encourage the right and liberty of all its citizens to worship freely, celebrate openly, and share in our diversity with pride. Specifically in America, a nation that was founded upon and vigorously protects the right of every person to practice his or her culture free from restraint and persecution, the Menorah takes on profound significance, embodying both Chanukah tradition and constitutional principles.”
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The Chabad Jewish Center will also host a Menorah Lighting Ceremony & Chanukah party in the State Capitol Building in Cheyenne. Below is a short description of all of the planned celebrations. All events are open to the media & to the public.
Menorah Lighting in the Town Square
Menorah lighting, Chanukah songs & hear the story of Chanukah. Delicious Chanukah treats such as hot potato latkes, doughnuts filled with jelly (Sufganiyot) and chocolate Chanukah gelt will be served while Chanukah Menorahs and dreidels (spinning tops) will be available for one and all.
Saturday, December 20 | 7:30 PM
Town Square – Jackson Hole
Capitol Menorah Lighting
For the 7th consecutive year, the Chabad Jewish Center will host the annual Menorah lighting ceremony and Chanukah party at the State Capitol Building in Cheyenne. The ceremony will feature Jewish music from the 67th Army Band, Chanukah songs from the S. Mary’s children’s choir, background music from the Cheyenne Youth Symphony Orchestra, Menorah kindling with beloved Holocaust survivor siblings Zolly Gancz and Helen Zigmond and greetings from Hon. Governor Matt Mead, Cheyenne Mayor Rick Kaysen, community leaders and elected officials. Delicious Chanukah treats such as hot potato latkes, doughnuts filled with jelly (Sufganiyot) and chocolate Chanukah gelt will be served while Chanukah Menorahs and dreidels (spinning tops) will be available for one and all. The gathering is open to the public and is a great learning experience for the diverse crowd whom participate.
Wednesday, December 17 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Wyoming State Capitol Building, West Hallway
24th St. & Capitol Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Teton Village Menorah Lighting
Celebrating the sixth night of Chanukah! Menorah lighting, Chanukah songs & hear the story of Chanukah. Enjoy delicious Chocolate Chanukah gelt while Chanukah Menorahs & dreidels (spinning tops) will be available for one and all.
Sunday, December 21 | 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Teton Village – Village Commons
Teton Village, WY 83025
Menorah Lighting at the Four Seasons Resort
Celebrating the eighth night of Chanukah! Menorah lighting, Chanukah songs & hear the story of Chanukah. Enjoy delicious Chocolate Chanukah gelt while Chanukah Menorahs & dreidels (spinning tops) will be available for one and all.
Tuessday, December 23 | 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
7680 Granite Loop Road
Teton Village, WY 83025
About Chabad Jewish Center of Jackson Hole
Simply put, Chabad’s mission is to reach out to others with acts of goodness and kindness. We’re a community-based nonprofit organization whose efforts are rooted in traditional Jewish values — and many of our programs help the needy regardless of background or belief.
Chabad Rabbi Zalman and Mrs. Raizy Mendelsohn came to serve the Jewish community of Wyoming in 2007 and now run a network of nonsectarian educational and social services. Thanks to our generous supporters, we’ve been able to educate, comfort, and give hope to countless people in need.
Chabad Jewish Center of Jackson Hole is part of the largest Jewish organization in the world, with over 3,700 branches spanning the globe. Chabad embraces a philosophy of study, meditation, and social outreach that combines rigorous academics with proactive community involvement. Our rapidly growing array of educational, cultural and social services programs has made us one of the most dynamic forces in modern Jewish life. “Chabad” is a Hebrew acronym for “Wisdom, Understanding and Knowledge. Founded in 1772 by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, Chabad promotes the mystical, traditional, legal and social principles of the Torah — while using modern methods and technology for education, community outreach, youth programs, crisis intervention, and other social services.
Chabad has consistently been at the forefront of Jewish education and community activism. The work of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Chabad Rebbe of blessed memory who assumed leadership of the movement in 1950, is legendary. Motivated by a profound love for humanity and spurred by boundless optimism, the Rebbe lifted the global Jewish community from the ashes of the Holocaust and launched an unprecedented range of Jewish institutions, outreach programs and social services.
Today, more than 4,600 of the Rebbe’s emissaries and a workforce of more than 20,000 continue and expand the Rebbe’s mission to create a world of goodness, kindness and Godliness, as Chabad constantly innovates new approaches in educational, social and community services throughout the world.