State Capital Celebrates Chanukah



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    State Capital Celebrates Chanukah

    Chabad of Springfield, Illinois, directed by Rabbi and Mrs. Mendy Turen, organized a public Menorah lighting at the local mall, once again in Springfield. Over 150 people came out for the special event, a surprisingly large number for the small community • Full Story, Photos

    Photos by Steve Rambach

    Chabad of Springfield, Illinois, directed by Rabbi and Mrs. Mendy Turen, organized a public Menorah lighting at the local mall, once again in Springfield. Over 150 people came out for the special event, a surprisingly large number for the small community. The attendees appreciated the opportunity to display their Jewish pride by partaking in this experience.

    It was very meaningful that Dr. Marc Garfinkel, a Pittsburgh native, lit the Shamesh in honor of those killed in the devastating Pittsburgh massacre just a few weeks ago.

    This year’s “Honorary Lamplighters” were Mr. And Mrs. Ralph and Betty Hurwitz, strong pillars of the Jewish community, for many decades.

    A special thank you to Senator-elect Steve McClure, County Sheriff Jack Campbell, County Clerk Don Gray, County Auditor Andy Goleman and Ward 5 Alderman Andrew Proctor for honoring the Jewish community with your presence.

    The state capital’s Jewish community enjoyed a buffet of fresh donuts, Latkes and hot drinks.

    Rabbi Turen also addressed the crowd on the significance of the holiday of Chanukah, stressing the imminence of Moshiach’s coming and encouraged everyone to add in something additional.

    The crowd was thrilled to hear a few words from the Shliach, Rabbi Eli Turen, who traveled all the way from Chicago for this special event.

    For more information about Chabad of Springfield, or to donate, visit chabadspringfield.com.





















































































































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