Simie Schtroks, co-director of the Centre for Judaism of the Lower Fraser Valley, with Dreidel Man, at the 2019 Menorah-lighting at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre. This year’s event is to be held in White Rock’s Memorial Park. (Contributed file photo)

Simie Schtroks, co-director of the Centre for Judaism of the Lower Fraser Valley, with Dreidel Man, at the 2019 Menorah-lighting at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre. This year’s event is to be held in White Rock’s Memorial Park. (Contributed file photo)

Chanukah By-the-Sea set for Sunday in White Rock

Event gets underway at 4 p.m. Dec. 5

A celebration of “religious freedom and the triumph of good over evil” is set for 4 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 5) in White Rock’s Memorial Park.

Chanukah By-the-Sea, sponsored by the The Centre for Judaism located in South Surrey, is to feature greetings from dignitaries, music, dreidels, treats, lighting of the Chanukah Menorah and the presentation of a Lamplighter Award.

Open to anyone who would like to attend, the waterfront event is the centre’s debut of an in-person function, an announcement from centre officials notes.

“Although an outdoor ceremony is more challenging due to weather and other concerns, we hope that the warmth of the event in a beautiful location, and the extra Covid safety will entice the community to be really supportive and come out and face our BC weather for an hour,” the announcement states.

Pre-pandemic, the event was held for 24 years in the Semiahmoo Shopping Centre.

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The Lamplighter Award honours outstanding community service by youth aged five to 18 years old. Past recipients include Richmond twins Sarah and Amy Aginsky, who hosted a ‘Street Store’ to help the homeless.



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