New Rabbi, Old Tradition

Last Updated by SDPB on
Daley Plaza Menorah, Chicago
Photo: J. Iwanski

Chabad Jewish Center of South Dakota will light a public menorah at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, December 28th, at 5pm. Rabbi Mendel Alperowitz, who recently relocated with his family to Sioux Falls — becoming the only rabbi in South Dakota — is organizing the public lighting of the 6-foot menorah.

Rabbi Alperowitz is the Co-Director of Chabad Jewish Center of South Dakota.

"We are grateful to be spending this festival of Chanukah in South Dakota," said Alperowitz. "Everyone we encountered on our past visits has been so warm and welcoming, and we are excited about joining such an amazing group of people. We are humbled to be able to serve others. 

"The festival of Chanukah is also called the 'Festival of Lights.' Light teaches us some very important lessons: The nature of light is such that one candle can light up many, many candles. And no matter how many candles the one candle lights, its own brightness is never diminished. That’s an important lesson to remember. 

"Also, the nature of light is that it is always victorious over darkness. It never fails to defeat the darkness. This gives us a great deal of hope and a great deal of confidence. It offers us the certainty that goodness and kindness will ultimately prevail over darkness and falsehood."

Following the menorah lighting ceremony, there will be festive Chanukah foods to enjoy.

Mayor Mike Huether will be attending. All are welcome.

 

subscribe to sdpb email updates food blog link image learning blog link image living blog link news and information blog link science and technology blog link sports blog link image

Related content from SDPB Radio - Art

The Enduring Simplicity (And Complexity) Of Michael Hall

In The Moment ... September 20. 2018 Show 426 Hour 2 Michael Hall writes picture books that delight and endure. He's...

Art That Takes You Home

In The Moment ... July 18, 2018 Show 381 Hour 2 Jon Crane creates "Art that Takes You Home." After a tour at...

Renowned Artists Visit Oscar Howe Summer Art Institute

In The Moment ... June 19, 2018 Show 361 Hour 2 Art can be meditation, expression, activism, and escape. It can also...

Eagle Butte Artists Learn Tips To Flourish

Artists who turn their passion into a business venture can find it a challenge. They need to figure out the details...

Books

The Multiple Hearts Of Laura Geringer Bass

In The Moment ... September 20. 2018 Show 426 Hour 2 When 13 year-old Briana's dad dies suddenly, she is faced with...

Read, Baby, Read: What's America's Best-Loved Novel?

In The Moment ... May 22, 2018 Show 342 Hour 1 What's America's best-loved novel? You get to decide. PBS launches...

Author Kirk Wallace Johnson's "The Feather Thief"

In the Moment ... May 1, 2018 Show 327 Hour 1 The centuries-old art of salmon fishing fly-tying has a dark side. It...

Jane Yolen Celebrates #Yolen365 And Counting

In The Moment ... April 26, 2018 Show 324 Hour 1 In March, author Jane Yolen released her 365th book. That means you...

Music

Matthews Opera House Season Preview

In The Moment ... September 26. 2018 Show 430 Hour 2 The Matthews Opera House subscription concert series begins...

Fun Approach To Music Theory

Andrew Rogers – in home music lessons designed for children and young adults. Uses a unique teaching style that...

The Literary Style of Reina del Cid

Reina del Cid kicks off her summer tour with a stop in Sioux Falls at the Icon Lounge. She joins SDPB's Lori Walsh...

Eric Johnson Returns For Black Hills Playhouse Opener

In The Moment ... May 29, 2018 Show 346 Hour 2 Leave the ordinary behind at this year's Black Hills Playhouse Season...

Theater

Broadway Choreographer Chet Walker

In the Moment ... April 9, 2018 Show 311 Hour 1 The University of South Dakota Theater Department presents "Cabaret"...

Images of the Past: Stage To Screen

In The Moment ... November 27, 2017 Show 227 Hour 2 A new exhibit at the Old Courthouse Museum tells the story of...

Personalities: From Huron High to Broadway

Singer, actor, and teacher Joseph Mahowald graduated from Huron High School in 1977. He went on to study music and...

In The Moment ... Alex Meyer's Scenic Design

In The Moment ... May 10, 2017 Show 090 Hour 2 Alex Meyer. He's a junior art and theater major at Augustana College...