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Mon December 26, 2011
Giant menorah lighting will take place in Cheyenne
The Chabad Jewish Center of Wyoming will light a giant, 10-foot menorah at the capitol building Tuesday to celebrate Hanukkah.
Rabbi Zalman Mendelsohn of the Chabad center says the lighting will celebrate the seventh day of the eight day holiday which began last week and shows how much the Jewish community in the state has grown over the years.
"The community is booming in Wyoming. There are Jewish people moving to all different parts of the state. Here in Jackson, our community is growing exponentially in terms of participation, new people that are moving to the community over here, as well as new vibrancy, new activity that is taking place throughout the entire state."
Tuesday’s lighting will be attended by politicians, a children’s choir as well as two holocaust survivors that will light the menorah. Mendelsohn says all are invited, regardless of religion.