Public Menorah Lighting At the Galleria 4th Light of Chanukah Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 6:30 PM
Lighting of ExquisiteGalleria Menorah handcrafted byartistI. Cohen
Texas state Senator John Whitmire will be our guest of honor at the menorah lighting in the Galleria.
Music • Dreidels• Sufganiot• Chanukah Gelt
THE GALLERIA Lights
At the fountain between Macys and Nordstrom in Galleria to light the Public Menorah. The program will feature addresses by prominent citizens and dignitaries, a children’s choir, and a short presentation. Chanukah treats will be served to the crowd and special Chanukah gifts for children.
The beautiful Menorah especially designed for the Galleria is a handcrafted masterpiece. Standing 12 feet high, it gracefully extends upwards in the shape of the famous Magen Shlomo – Shield of Solomon (The Lone Star). Local artist Isaac Cohen has been commissioned to create and produce this magnificent work entirely out of brilliant steel materials.
“The Holiday of Chanukah contains a universal message for people of all faiths; namely that good will ultimately triumph over evil, freedom over oppression, and light over darkness,” said Rabbi Moishe Traxler, director of Chabad Outreach of Houston. “The Chanukah Menorah teaches us yet another message: Just as we kindle an additional candle each night of the holiday, so too must we perform additional acts of kindness and goodness. We must not be satisfied with the goodness performed yesterday.”