Rabbi Yosef and Hindy Plotkin, shluchim to Greensboro, NC, made a statement with a uniquely decorated menorah, demonstrating how their Chabad Center strives to serve the community with eight different programs.
By Anash.org reporter
Rabbi Yosef and Hindy Plotkin, shluchim to Greensboro, NC, made a statement with a uniquely decorated menorah, demonstrating how their Chabad Center strives to serve the community.
The striking, 20 foot tall, scissor lift menorah was creatively designed, with each of the 8 branches depicting a different program offered to the community by Chabad of Greensboro: Women’s Circle, CTeen, Mikvah, Camp Gan Israel, Chabad Tomorrow, CKids, Friendship Circle and JLI.
The shamash was represented by Chabad of Greensboro, symbolizing how the center strives to serve the community through the different programs represented by each of the eight branches.
The giant, illuminated menorah was lit on the first night of Chanukah after a car-menorah parade, where close to 40 local residents were escorted by police as they drove through the streets of Greensboro with a menorah strapped to the roof of their car, spreading the light of Chanukah throughout their city.
After the parade, they arrived at a shopping center parking lot where they were greeted by the giant menorah.
A fire truck was on hand to provide the lift to reach the lights, and the crowd enjoyed catching the gelt that parachuted down on them from above.
“Although we are a relatively small city, we go big for Chanukah,” Rabbi Plotkin told Anash.org.
This year, the shluchim also delivered Chanukah gift boxes to every Jewish home in Greensboro.
The Plotkins were assisted by bochurim Shlomo Jacobs, Shlomo Werde, Yosef Bogomilsky, Shnay Uzvolk, Avi Rapaport and Mendel Sneiderman, who came to Greensboro to help out with Chanukah mivtzoyim and to add to the lebedikeit of the event.