Giant menorah to light up Crocker Park

Mayor Dennis Clough, left, and Rabbi Mendel Jacobs participated in last year's Hanukkah menorah lighting at Crocker Park. This year's event is Dec. 13.

For the third year in a row, locals of Cleveland's western suburbs will enjoy Hanukkah celebrated in style with a giant menorah lighting and grand Hanukkah party at Westlake's Crocker Park.

With crowds growing from year to year, a new venue will be hosting this year – the new Market Square at Crocker Park. Attendees will enjoy great music, traditional Hanukkah treats, and lots of games and crafts, including a moon bounce, air hockey and much more.

For more than 2,000 years, the menorah has symbolized the triumph of light over darkness and spirit of religious freedom towering over oppression. In recent years, giant menorahs have sprung up all over the United States and around the world, bringing the timeless message of light and freedom to people everywhere.

Westlake's Hanukkah event, sponsored by Chabad of the West Side, a local Jewish organization, will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 13. The party at Market Square starts at 5:30 p.m.; lighting of the giant menorah with State Rep. David Greenspan will begin at 6:30 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. We hope you'll join us and celebrate this great holiday together with our community! More information can be obtained at

Rabbi Mendel Jacobs

Director of the local Chabad Jewish Center

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Volume 9, Issue 23, Posted 10:33 AM, 12.05.2017