Chabad of Austin Celebrates Hanukkah All Over Town
It was a busy eight days of celebration as Chabad of Austin led multiple community Hanukkah celebrations across the city, giving the organization a unique opportunity to celebrate with every demographic and publicly and proudly mark Hanukkah.
Hanukkah was publicly celebrated with Governor Greg Abbott in front of the Capitol; with Mayor Steve Adler and Councilwoman Alison Alter at City Hall; with young children at the Thinkery; with older adults at Westminster Senior Living and Brookdale; by campus students at the campus menorah lighting by Chabad at UT; and by young Jewish professionals at Lights and Strikes Hanukkah at the Goodnight by YJP.
The shining message of Hanukkah does not end with the final candle on the eighth day; it carries forward into the weeks that follow. Adding another good deed and another mitzvah to one's daily routine allows for anticipation of the continued celebration of Hanukkah until next year's eight days of celebration. ■