Chabad of Greater St. Louis will be partnering with Home Depot to offer a pre-Hanukkah Menorah Workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15 at the Home Depot, 1603 S. Hanley Road.
Participants will craft their own unique menorah from wood and a host of other supplies available at Home Depot. There will be an opportunity to meet “Judah Maccabee,” as well as enjoy latkes and other Hanukkah treats. Parents need to accompany their children; there is no charge for attending.
“We’re eagerly looking forward to once again hosting St. Louis’ No. 1 family Hanukkah event,” said Rabbi Yosef Landa, regional director of Chabad of Greater St. Louis. “What better way to celebrate Hanukkah than with a hands-on project that you can see and touch, and use.”
In a display of Jewish pride, participants this year will also receive unique light-up menorah necklaces. “In the face of adversity, we must always show pride in our Judaism,” said Landa. “And what better place to do so than at the Menorah Workshop — where Judaism reaches far beyond the synagogue to a public place.”
Chabad has partnered with the Home Depot for this unique event since 2008. It has become one of the top family Hanukkah events in the region, with more than 500 people expected to attend.
The workshop is part of the worldwide Hanukkah campaign, an initiative launched in 1973 by the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of blessed memory. The campaign focuses on creating awareness and promoting observance of the holiday. A central theme of the eight-day festival is to publicize and make known the story of the Hanukkah miracle.
To find a local event in St. Louis, or throughout the world, visit the international Hanukkah event directory at www.showmechabad.com/Hanukkah.