Illinois’ Jewish Governor Lights State Menorah with Shluchim

Illinois’ Jewish governor JB Pritzker and state legislators joined a delegation of Shluchim for a Chanuka celebration at the State of Illinois Center in Chicago.

By reporter

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker and Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton ushered in Chanuka with a delegation of Rabbis of Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois, state legislators, and community leaders at the Bilandic Building in downtown Chicago.

Student Elijah Domb of Chabad Wilmette Hebrew School was the winner of the inaugural Illinois Menorah Essay Contest. He read his essay “What Chanukah Means to Me” to the assembled.

The program MC was Shliach Rabbi Avrohom Kagan, director of government affairs for Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois. Rabbi Meir Moscowitz, Regional Director of Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois, spoke about the significance of this year’s Chanuka during the year of Hakhel.

“To Jewish people throughout Illinois and across the globe: Chag Sameach, and may your Hanukkah be filled with miracles,” the governor said.

Dovid the Dancing Dreidel brought Chanukah cheer to all assembled.

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