Galleria Dallas recognizes an important holiday tradition with the lighting of a Chanukah menorah on Nov. 28 at 5 p.m. Galleria Dallas’ menorah is located on Level 1 near Tiffany & Co. One candle on the menorah will be lit every evening through Dec. 6.
At the ceremony, Mark Zilbermann, board chair of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, will deliver remarks before he lights the first candle of the menorah. Sufganiyot, jelly doughnuts, from Jarams and other free treats will be served.
Chanukah is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt. The lighting of the Menorah is the most important Chanukah custom. Jews light Chanukah candles to remember the miracle of the Maccabees' victory and the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days in the holy Temple. It is a mitzvah (commandment from God) that Jews "publicize the miracle" by lighting a Chanukah Menorah each night during the eight days of Chanukah.