For the 6th night of the Chanukah Blog Crawl I’ll take you to the pawsome Community Menorah Lighting and Celebration Mom & I went to on Sunday. And make sure to visit Adopted Mom To Chazz, who’ll be telling you about what Chanukah means to them.
This is the 3rd year for this celebration, and we’ve gone every year. The celebration is sponsored by Chabad Lakeland and is open to everyone. The event and the turnout have been bigger every year.
Our community menorah is set up at Lake Mirror in downtown Lakeland. It’s the site of beautiful Hollis Garden, a gorgeous place donated to the city by the Hollis family. If you’re ever in town you should visit…they let dogs in!
The Rebbe here is helping this man put on his Tefillin, which Orthodox Jewish men use in prayer.
like latkes with applesauce…
and sufganiot, which are deep-fried jelly doughnuts…
Mom got some of each and I got sample bites…both got two paws up from me.
There was even a crazy, fire-juggling magician guy…
I had a wonderful time celebrating Chanukah with my community… It’s great that Chabad brings everyone together to celebrate our heritage and the beauty of our shared traditions. I sure hope Mom & I come back every year!
Does your community have a celebration like this? Tell us all about it in the comments!
While you’re out Hopping today, also visit Pepi Smart Dog’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Today I’m thankful that Mom & I got to celebrate with all our friends & neighbors. And I’m VERY thankful that after two whole days with no internet (can you believe that those evil squirrels ate through the phone cable?) we’re back…phone company fixed us up and I can visit you all again!
My Chanukah Miracle Wishes are that all homeless anipals find furever homes this year, that all hoomins learn to spay or neuter their pets and that all my family and furriends have a happy and healthy New Year.