Residents of the Sooner State’s capital city area are invited to join entire Jewish community in a display of solidarity, light, joy, and gratitude for the great American spirit and freedom.
This Chanukah, let’s help counter hate, darkness and evil with Love, Light and Goodness.
Organizers of the annual gathering say attendees will includ U.S. Senator James Lankford, Fifth District U.S. Representative-elect Kendra Horn, Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt, State Representative Cyndi Munson, City Councilwoman Meg Salyer and other elected officials.
The Bricktown-based officers of the City Police Department will be out there in force and the fire department will be there for the kids.
Organizers promised activities will include “a huge Chanukah Gelt coin Drop from the top of a fire ladder, and an amazing Fire Dancer with Chanukah spirit.”
At the 2016 observance, Rabbi Ovadia Goldman, a host of the event, explained the significance of the annual observance, “The menorah stands as a symbol of the triumph of freedom over oppression, of spirit over matter, of light over darkness. In these concerning times, we welcome the Festival of Lights and the timeless lessons of the menorah.”
Goldman explained, “The prophets predicted a time when we will turn ‘swords into ploughshares,’ the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of blessed memory, envisioned this prophecy coming to fruition in our times.
For more information, visit the website of the Chabad Community Center for Jewish Life and Learning.
NOTE: Publisher Patrick B. McGuigan contributed to this report.