There will be no school on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The minyan will be held and will begin at 7:30 a.m. since it is Rosh Chodesh.

Menorah Lighting 2013

Menorah Lighting 2013


Menorah Lighting Held in Springfield’s Court Square


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — On this fifth day of Hanukkah, a giant menorah was lit in downtown Springfield.

The menorah is a sign for everyone of light defeating darkness.

It comes from a battle 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem, when a small band of people stood their ground against the Syrians.

They found one jar of oil, that miraculously lasted eight days.

Now, on each of the eight days of Hanukkah, another candle is lit on the menorah, adding to the light shining through the darknes..

“We need to look at ourselves and decide what we can do better today than what we did the day before. This is a universal message and something that all people can learn from,” says Rabbi Chaim Kosofsky from Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy.

The menorah in court square has been a tradition for over 30 years.