Menorah on Wasilla Lake

Join the Mat-Su Jewish Center- Chabad Lubavitch for all kinds of fun for the entire family to celebrate the festival of lights- Chanukah. Watch as a massive 9-foot menorah is lit, and hear holiday greetings from the Mayor of Palmer and the Mayor of Wasilla. Enjoy a special performance by the Mat-Su Orchestra and a presentation by the valley’s Jewish Kids Club. For the kids, there will be an exciting Dreidel shaped bounce house, fun activity stations, and a grand dreidel game! Enjoy a full Israeli Style Buffet, with delicious falafel and hummus, and a delicious customize-your-own doughnut station. Guests will also have the unique opportunity to build a wooden dreidel and then use it to play a game of dreidel with friends. All families welcome to join! Sponsorship opportunities are still available, contact Rabbi Mendy for more information.

Hanukkah, the festival of lights, is the most widely celebrated of all Jewish holidays. The festival marks the freedom of expression, commemorating the Jewish victory against religious persecution – “Light over Might.” Thanks to the great vision of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Public Menorah lightings are hosted all over the world and symbolize the universal message of cultural tolerance, diversity, and the ultimate victory victory of light over darkness through spreading goodness and kindness to all.

In addition to the Menorah on Wasilla Lake, this year the Mat-Su Jewish Center will be placing a 9-foot Menorah in downtown Palmer. We will be lighting the Menorah in Palmer every night of Hannukah, beginning Saturday, December 24th at 6:30 PM, and throughout the week at 5:30 PM. The Palmer Menorah is co-sponsored by Janet Kincaid, Randi Perlman, and an anonymous sponsor.

If you would like more information about this event, please contact me at (907) 350-1787 or e-mail me at


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