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Holiday Fun: Tribute to Simon at Chabad’s Chanukah at Lake Anne

by Karen Goff November 30, 2015 at 11:30 am 7 Comments

Chanukah on Ice/ChabadChanukah begins this Sunday at sundown, and there are a couple of festive events for Reston-area Jews next week.

Chabad of Reston-Herndon is hosting its annual Chanukah at Reston Community Center Lake Anne Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Chabad is building a Menorah of Kindness out of Kosher canned food, which will be donated to Cornerstones.

This event is also a memorial to Reston founder Bob Simon, who died in September, says Chabad. Simon traditionally lit the outdoor menorah the last several years.

Participants are encouraged to bring a few cans of food to add to the menorah. There will also be kids activities; latkes, donuts and chocolate gelt; and other holiday cheer for the whole family.

The Chabad Hebrew School will also perform at this free event.

Since Chanukah lasts for eight days, there will be more opportunities for holiday fun.

Chabad is also hosting Chanukah On Ice from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13 at Reston Town Center’s ice skating rink.

There will be ice skating to Chanukah music; a grand menorah lighting to commemorate the end of the holiday; more latkes, donuts and gelt; and a grand raffle.

Kosher boxed dinners (hot dog, snack, juice box) available for purchase at $3.50.

The event is free. Skate rentals are $12.

Also on Dec. 13, the community is invited to a 4:30 p.m. Chanukah concert with the Robyn Helzner Trio at Congregation Beth Emeth, 12523 Lawyers Rd. in Herndon. The event is part of the congregation’s 36th anniversary celebration. Tickets are $18 on Beth Emeth’s website.

  • Trolled

    I remember coming to this site and reading some top of the line trolling. Man, that was some goooood trolling. Now, it’s nothing.

    • Ming the Merciless

      That is because she is more aggressive about deleting comments now.

      • Karen Goff

        Wrong. Almost everyone took the long weekend off. Hardly even a comment to delete.

        • Ming the Merciless

          I meant, generally speaking, not this weekend in particular.

          No doubt even the trolls took time off for Thanksgiving, and were too sleepy to do their usual world-class work.

          • OLDER POSTS

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  • meh

    So Chanukah concert at Lake Anne, what is happening at Tetra? I bet that place is booked with all sorts of different holiday parties.

    • Karen Goff

      Won’t be operational until next year. Check back then.

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