Chanukah this year was a whirlwind of activity for every segment of our diverse community. We endeavored to bring the joy and eternal message of the holiday to everyone on their level. The following is a partial report of the various activities of Chanukah 2015.
The Chanukah edition of the El Paso Chabad Times was published two weeks prior to the holiday and mailed to every Jewish household in town free of charge. Click here to view the special edition.
Home Depot Rocket Dreidel Workshop
Over 100 men, women and children joined together at the Home Depot at Mesa & Remcon to craft awesome Rocket Dreidels! Delicious latkes rounded off the delightful experience. View the photo album of the event here.
Jewish Women's Circle - Gift Wrapping & Creative Bows
Over a dozen ladies perfected their gift wrapping skills and learned new tips to creating creative bows as a preparation to Chanukah. Home made sufganiot were on the menu as well! View the photo album of the event here.
The Chanukah Playland
The largest annual Chanukah event in town was attended by well over 200 celebrants. Throughout the day children had a blast on the various inflatable rides, enjoyed holiday themed arts & crafts and delighted in face painting and balloon art. Each child received a gift and Chanukah gelt. The grand Menorah lighting, signaling the onset of Chanukah was attended by Consul General of MexicoJacob Prado and City Rep. Peter Svarzbein. View the photo album of the event here.
Celebrating With The Seniors
Chabad arranged celebrations for the wonderful folks at The Monte Vista and Royal Estates senior living homes.
Chabad volunteers visited numerous people in their homes and offices as well. A special visit was made to the local federal prison FCI La Tuna to bring the light and joy of Chanukah to the Jewish inmates.
Chanukah Sushi Bar!
The last night of Chanukah was celebrated in style with a full Kosher Sushi Bar and entertainment for all ages. The public menorah was kindled to full capacity and 100 attendees enjoyed an evening to be remembered. View the photo album of the event here.
Chanukah In The Media