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Annual Chanukah Menorah Lighting to Take Place Downtown

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A public menorah lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 23 at Riverfront Park to mark the season of Chanukah.

Chanukah is a Jewish festival commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire. This year it begins the evening of Dec. 22 and continues through Dec. 30.

The menorah lighting is organized by Chabad of Spokane, the event will include music, the honoring of dignitaries and a Chanukah gelt drop from a fire truck.

The event is free, though guests wanting to travel in a limo to the menorah lighting can contact Chabad at 443-0770 for reservations.

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About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Lecture of Strategic Communication at the University of Idaho.

She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and for the Religion News Service.

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