This year the Lawrence Arts Center is proud to join with Chabad House at the University of Kansas to present a festival of lights! Please join us at 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10, as we light up a 10-foot menorah on the first night of Chanukah. The live event will take place outside the Arts Center and will be live-streamed via Zoom.
The ceremony will begin the eight-day celebration of the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. At the heart of the festival is the nightly menorah lighting. The menorah holds nine flames, one of which is the shamash (attendant), which is used to kindle the other eight lights.
On the first night only the first flame is lit. On the second and each following night, an additional flame is lit. By the eighth night of Chanukah, all eight candles burn in celebration.