Join Chabad of S. Barbara for the 36th annual ‘Chanukah in the Mall’ celebration on Sunday, December 6th from 5 to 7 p.m. in Macy’s court at La Cumbre Plaza (121 South Hope Avenue). Admission is free for this family event and the entire community is invited. Civic leaders and dignitaries will light the Menorah in front of an expected audience of 500 people.
Each year, Chabad surprises Santa Barbara with a new twist to the festivities. For 2015, the theme is “3-D Chanukah”. Participants will watch a 3-D printer finish printing a custom designed menorah by local students and engineers. There will be 3-D art projects for children, live music, and the traditional hot potato latkes and donuts.
The featured entertainer will be renowned West Coast juggler and stuntman, Brent Fiasco, who will give an amazing 30 minute mind-blowing show. This dizzying one man show mixes fire juggling, flesh defying stunts, and grown-up slapstick delivered in an inimitable comedic style.
“The 3-D printed menorah is not just a gimmick,” explains Rabbi Zalmy, Chabad’s Youth Director. “Chanukah celebrates a small band of Jews who made it happen for the entire nation. When we see a small printer actualize an instrument of light, we remember that we can all make real differences in the lives of others.”
For more information about this unique event or the history of Chanukah, please visit www.sbchabad.org or contact Rabbi Zalmy Kudan at (805) 275-4083.
About Chabad of S. Barbara
Chabad of S. Barbara is dedicated to serving all Jews throughout S. Barbara County with unconditional love, respect and concern. Chabad is committed to promoting Jewish knowledge, awareness and practice, strengthening Jewish identity and affording every Jew the opportunity to experience the joy and vibrancy of his or her Jewish heritage. Chabad is devoted to providing exemplary educational, religious, and social services for young and old alike, regardless of background or affiliation. Chabad pledges to fulfill the mandate of the Lubavitcher Rebbe by increasing in acts of goodness and kindness for all humankind; thus preparing the world for the ultimate redemption.