Barrie Menorah Lighting Part of a Global Effort 15,000-Strong

Chabad Jewish Centre of Barrie Issues Open Invitation

A local temple is hoping Barrie will help them join in a global effort.

The Chabad Jewish Centre of Barrie is inviting everyone out to join in the lighting of a 9 foot menorah at Barrie City Hall tonight, one of thousands around the globe being lit on the third night of Hanukkah.

“The menorah serves as a symbol of Barrie’s dedication to preserve and encourage the right and liberty of all its citizens to worship G‑d freely, openly, and with pride. This is true especially in Canada, a nation that was founded upon and vigorously protects the right of every person to practice his or her religion free from restraint and persecution,” said Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Mendel Nakkar.

The ceremony is part of a global Hanukkah campaign where the Barrie menorah joins over 15,000 world-wide, symbolizing a universal message of religious freedom.

Following the menorah lighting ceremony, hundreds will enjoy Holiday foods such as Latkes and Donuts along with Holiday music, entertainment and crafts for the kids.