Annual Florida Chanukah Festival Will be Drive-In

Chabad of South Broward’s 41st annual South Florida Chanukah will be held as a drive-in experience with social distancing featuring singer Mordechai Shapiro and the lighting of Florida’s largest Menorah.

Chabad of South Broward’s 41st annual South Florida Chanukah will be held as a drive-in experience with social distancing featuring singer Mordechai Shapiro and the lighting of Florida’s largest Menorah.

Wednesday, December 16, 7PM, the seventh Lichtel

THE BIG EASY CASINO
(formally Mardi Gras and the Hollywood Greyhound Track)

One mile north of Gulfstream
831 N Federal Highway Hallandale Beach, FL

GOURMET DINNER AVAILABLE TO ALL (MINIMAL FEE FOR NON MAJOR SPONSORS)

VIP CAR SECTIONS FOR SPONSORS FIRST FIVE ROWS

SPECTACULAR LIGHT SHOW!

Call 954-458-1877
Email chabadsboffice@gmail.com

Please Help Sponsor The World’s Largest Annual Chanukah Festival watched live around the world on Chabad.org

This year, due to Covid-19, there will be strict social distancing with the Festival in a parking lot that can hold thousands of cars. Yet, it will not be a Virtual Event, but a safe in person event!

The event will be held at a new venue, THE BIG EASY CASINO PARKING LOT, at 831 North Federal Highway, in Hallandale Beach, one mile north of Gulfstream.

International Jewish Music Superstar Mordechai Shapiro, will perform a two hour concert, LIVE IN PERSON!

A spectacular light show will cap off the evening.

Event cost is way over $100,000!

The Rebbe gave Rabbi Tennenhaus a blessing that the Annual South Florida Chanukah Festival should grow each year, as the lights in the Menorah grow each night.

THE EVENT, AS ALWAYS, IS FREE OF CHARGE! Thousands of children and adults are able to participate in a Mega Chanukah Event, with FREE ADMISSION, with the greatest international superstars of Jewish Music!

Generous Sponsors make this event happen!

To donate, please click here!

Thank you!

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE:

$10,000, front row, and light a candle in front of the world on Florida’s Largest Menorah. You can light one of the candles with your whole family, or honor a friend or a loved one with lighting a candle!

$5,000, 2nd row.

$1,800, 3rd row. Gourmet food (a delicious supper) will be delivered to your family in your car, for sponsors who donate $1,800 or more!

$1,000, 4th row.

$500, 5th row.

As Chabad of South Broward concludes its 40th year as Leaders of Jewish Education, Outreach and Social Services, it is with great pride that we can share with you, that some 200,000 people have attended our Chanukah Festivals our first 40 years!!!

For so many people, this was their first time at a Jewish event, and the first time in many people’s lives, that they felt proud to be Jewish!

Over the years, hundreds of families have become Shomer Shabbat, have sent their children to Jewish Day Schools, and have refocused the homes that they run, to be inspired with Judaism, thanks to having their souls initially ignited at our Mega Chanukah Festivals!

The Mega Chanukah Festival, the WORLD’S LARGEST Chanukah Festival FOR OVER FOUR DECADES, has led to new levels of PIRSUMEI NISSA – the publicising of the miracle of Chanukah- including the initiative in 1987 of Chabad of South Broward lighting a Menorah at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, in front of 75,000 fans, and both teams on the field. It was a Sunday night ESPN game between the Dolphins and the then Washington Redskins, that was watched by millions.

Decades later, dozens of Chabad houses followed suit, with Menorah lightings at soccer games, hockey games, basketball games and football games, publicizing the miracle of Chanukah to tens of millions!

It all began, when in 1987, Chabad of South Broward took the Rebbe’s initiative to promote Chanukah, beyond anything that existed before.

The 41st ANNUAL CHASSIDIC CHANUKAH FESTIVAL IS A JEWISH OUTREACH PROGRAM THAT IS INCOMPARABLE TO ANYTHING ELSE IN THE WORLD!!!

Thank you so much for partnering in our Holy Work!

Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus

Chabad South Broward 40th Year Video

Dozens of Chanukah Festival pictures over the years can be seen by logging on to the Rebbe’s Library, in the section of photographs, and the subject “Florida Chanukah”. In the archives of Chabad.org you can see videos of most Chanukah Festivals at Gulfstream. 

Below are some memories of the Florida Chanukah Festivals etc in the early years.   

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