Chabad Celebrates Hanukkah In Leesburg

Chabad of Northern Virginia hosted its first Menorah lighting in Leesburg on Monday night, lighting the candle for the third night of the Festival of Lights.

Leesburg Town Councilman-Elect Ken Reid and Catoctin District Planning Commissioner Eugene Scheel did the honorary lighting, with Erin Rayner from Rep. Barbara Comstock’s  (R-VA-10) office also in attendance. The Menorah lighting ceremony was held at Rust Library.

The event was organized by Chabad of Northern Virginia and co-director Rabbi Sholom Deitsch and Rabbi Leibel Fajnland led the event. Deitsch remarked that Chabad has been hearing from residents in Leesburg and Loudoun County who wanted more events in the area, so Monday night’s ceremony may be the first of many.

In addition to the Menorah lighting, traditional fare such as latkes were served and children attending had the opportunity to press olives in an oil press, to remember the oil that lasted for eight nights.

Leesburg Town Councilman-Elect Ken Reid look and Catoctin District Planning Commissioner Eugene Scheel prepare to light the Menorah during a ceremony at Rust Library on Monday night.

One thought on “Chabad Celebrates Hanukkah In Leesburg

  • 2016-12-27 at 8:18 pm

    Thanks for the great photos and article! And, if anyone in Leesburg would like to be a part of our Torah study group with Rabbi Fanjland (usually Thursday mornings), and attend services at Chabad in Herndon, please email me at leesburgreid at Baruch Hashem!

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