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Hanukkah dinner is Wednesday in Vail

VAIL — It last happened in 1888 and won’t happen again, according to one calculation, for at least 65 years — the convergence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah.

In Vail, Chabad Jewish Center, and City Market of Vail are partnering together and invite the community to participate in the building of a “canorah,” a menorah made of cans at this year’s annual Hanukkah celebration and dinner.

Hanukkah is about bringing light into this world. After assembling the menorah, candles will be placed on top and the “canorah” will be kindled.

“Hanukkah teaches us that light dispels darkness,” said Rabbi Dovid Mintz. “There’s no better way of spreading light than giving food to those in need. In this way we will be including hundreds of people less fortunate than ourselves in our festival of lights. We are very excited and proud of this effort.”

On the first night of Hanukkah, Wednesday, at 5:30 p.m., the community is invited to the Chabad Jewish Center for a gourmet Hanukkah dinner, latkes and donuts, music, children’s activities and gifts. Participants are welcome to bring canned goods to complete the “canorah.” After the celebration, all canned goods will be donated to local food banks.

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This event is open to the public. For more information and to R.S.V.P., call 970-476-7887 or visit http://www.JewishVail.com.

The Chabad Jewish Center is at 1000 Lionsridge Loop in Vail.

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