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4th Annual Chanukah Celebration & Grand Menorah Lighting
4th Annual Chanukah Celebration & Grand Menorah Lighting


Chanukah -The Festival of Lights- for many of us brings back fond memories of childhood years and serves to renew our sense of identity. The Chanukah lights provide us with warmth, joy, strength and inspiration. Such is the purpose of a community-wide celebration to be held at the Downtown Woodstock Park this Chanukah.  The universal message that ultimately good will prevail over evil, freedom over oppression and light over darkness shines at this special holiday time.

The Chabad Jewish Center along with Jewish business leaders invites the entire community to celebrate the Festival of Lights at the 4th annual public Menorah lighting ceremony. The grand Chanukah celebration will begin at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, December 20, in the Downtown Woodstock Park with the lighting of the ten-foot menorah followed by music and delicious, hot latkes. People of all ages will enjoy singing traditional Chanukah songs like “Rock of Ages” and “The Dreidel Song.”

Elected officials including Senator Chip Rogers, House Representative Charlice Byrd, and Woodstock City Council Members will attend the ceremony and will assist in kindling the giant “Menorah of Freedom.”  Chanukah, a celebration for all time is highlighted by the kindling of the Menorah each night of the holiday. "It is a holiday that enriches our lives with the light of tradition," said Rabbi Zalman Charytan, director of the Chabad Jewish Center.  "In ancient times our ancestors rededicated the Temple in Jerusalem with the Menorah. Today, we rededicate ourselves to making this world a better and brighter place.”

We appreciate the support of the City of Woodstock and Cherokee County. This event would not be possible without our wonderful sponsors to which we are very appreciative.

  • Peter Gleichman of the law office of Gleichman & Debranski. They provide quality Real Estate, Family, Business, Litigation, and Probate services.
  • TopStyle Diamonds-The Rubin Family.  They are a full service jeweler who also buys gold; they are located adjacent to the Applebees at TownCente 
  • John Miller of John Miller CPA.  A full-service accounting and tax firm.
  • Machne Israel Development Fund
  • Michael & Leah Cohen & Family
  • Acopia Home Loans-Woodstock.  For all your home buying and refinance needs
  • Media Seahorse. Providing customized marketing and social media services to small and mid-sized businesses.
  • Starbucks of Towne Lake 


Chabad centers all around the world are dedicated to spreading light and goodness in their respective communities.  Chabad’s answer to the darkness and destruction is an increase in light and warmth. Each year The Chabad Jewish Center hosts a community-wide Chanukah celebration where the message of religious freedom is brought to the street. In its Chanukah outreach campaign, The Chabad Jewish Center joins thousands of Chabad centers across the globe that are staging similar public displays of the Menorah and its symbolic lights. From Australia to Africa, Columbia to Hong Kong, New York City’s ground zero to the White House lawn, hundreds of thousands will experience the joy of Chanukah with Chabad.

Join the community at a public display of unity at this exciting Menorah Lighting Ceremony. Bring the kids and make this your special Hanukkah celebration.  For more information, contact the Chabad Jewish Center at 678-460-7702, email info@jewishwoodstock.com or visit www.JewishWoodstock.com.