Giant Menorah marks start of Hanukkah

Posted by rmt22 at Dec 06, 2018 12:17 PM |
On 4 December we lit up a 9 foot Menorah on Centenary Square to mark the start of Hannukah.

The Jewish festival commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem was marked on Campus as the university and our Jewish student society welcomed a local Rabbi to light our giant Menorah in the middle of Centenary Square.

The solemn but celebratory service saw the Rabbi speak to assembled students and staff about the meaning of the festival and the history of the Menorah. This was followed by the lighting of three of the candles to mark the third day of Hanukkah. The gathered crowd then sang hymns and danced to celebrate.

We also ran a Hanukkah themed global café on Thursday 6 December, giving students from around the world the chance to find out more about the festival.

 

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