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By By Elia Powers | December 29, 2005
On fourth night of Hanukkah, Chabad Jewish Center holds event with balloon menorah, lighting.NEWPORT BEACH -- Child after child craned their necks at Fashion Island on Wednesday to get a glimpse of a 15-foot-tall menorah made of balloons. Planted behind a temporary stage, the silver, blue and white balloons appeared to mesmerize 5-month-old Dylan Kalaie. It was his first Hanukkah, and he spent it bundled in a beanie and a jacket. His sister, 3-year-old Daniella, was fixated on 8th Day, a Hasidic rock band that played to a few hundred people on this chilly evening in Newport Beach.
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December 18, 2008
Assemblyman Chuck DeVore will help light a giant menorah made out of chocolate coins at Fashion Island on Sunday. Sponsored by the Chabad Jewish Center in Newport Beach, the menorah will be dedicated to the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai. The menorah-lighting ceremony will coincide with the beginning of Hanukkah, which will start at sunset Sunday this year. Attendees may bring unwrapped gifts for needy children. The donations will be distributed at foster homes and community shelters.
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By Beau Nicolette | December 2, 2013
On Sunday, the fifth night of Hanukkah, U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) joined a local rabbi in lighting a nearly 7-foot Jerusalem stone menorah at Fashion Island. With Thanksgiving and the Festival of Lights falling on the same long weekend, the Christian congressman highlighted the struggles for religious freedoms faced by the Pilgrims and the Maccabees. "Its very symbolic to me because I identify with America first and foremost," he said, "and America, first and foremost, is about respecting other people's faith, or lack of faith.
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By Sarah Peters | December 20, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH - In a season where neighbors compete for the biggest and brightest holiday displays, the message for youngsters Tuesday night was that a little bit of light can go a long way. Hundreds of participants gathered in Fashion Island's Atrium Garden Court for the 4:30 p.m. Chanukah Community Party, hosted by the Chabad Jewish Center of Newport Beach, and the lighting of the 6-foot "Surf 'n' Sand" menorah with former Dodger Shawn Green....
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December 1, 2007
Chanukah Wonderland visitors can pose for a picture with Judah Maccabee and make their own Menorahs Sunday. The event will begin the 2007 Hanukkah season, Dec. 4 through 12. The celebration, sponsored by Chabad Jewish Center, is from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, 1107 Jamboree Road in Newport Beach. Festivities will include Hanukkah magic shows at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. and puppet shows at 2 and 3 p.m. Admission is $10, and parking is complimentary. Chabad Jewish Center will also host its annual Menorah lighting at 3 p.m. Dec. 9 in the Bloomingdale?
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December 3, 1999
1. HANUKKAH HAPPENINGS Fashion Island holds its annual menorah-lighting ceremony at 4 p.m. today. A celebrity guest will light the menorah, and the Chai Center Hebrew School will perform. There will be music, dancing, gelt and dreidels. For more information, call (949) 721-2000. 2. A THOROUGHLY KITSCH CHRISTMAS The Lab Anti-Mall will host an appearance by Santa Elvis from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday (and every Saturday in December). The Lab is at 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa.
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December 7, 2004
Jeff Benson Hanukkah's Festival of Lights traditionally provides the Jewish community with increasing inspiration and warmth for eight days and nights each year. But it appears that warmth will unfortunately melt a 7-foot, 400-pound menorah ice sculpture in a single evening. The Jewish calendar dictates that Hanukkah begins on a different day each year -- and tonight's the night. To kick off Hanukkah, religious leaders from Chabad Jewish Center in Newport Beach will kindle the frozen menorah in a public ceremony at 5:30 p.m. The event will be held at Bloomingdale's Courtyard at Fashion Island.
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December 28, 2003
NEWPORT BEACH Packing in the holiday spirit Newport Beach Rat Packer Joey Bishop helped set the holiday spirit by lighting a giant chocolate menorah at Fashion Island, the site of the Chabad Jewish Center's annual menorah lighting ceremony, which was attended by more than 1,200 people. "I came here because I heard it would be the first time in the history of religion that you're going to have a rabbi and a bishop," Bishop said. The semi-sweet chocolate menorah was 7-1/2 feet tall and weighed 200 pounds, said Rabbi Reuven Mintz of the Chabad Jewish Center.
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December 10, 2001
Bryce Alderton A cold wind blowing across Bloomingdale's Fashion Island courtyard Sunday evening greeted Jews as they gathered to celebrate Hanukkah with the lighting of the menorah. "The Festival of Lights" officially began at sundown Sunday and runs through this Sunday. It celebrates religious freedom when the Maccabee Jews defeated a larger Syrian army in 165 B.C. Rabbi Reuven Mintz of the Chabad Jewish Center in Newport Beach invited the community, area officials, law enforcement, firefighters, rescue personnel and New York City firefighter Evan King to ignite the event.
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December 3, 1999
Amy R. Spurgeon Jewish families throughout the community will be lighting the first candle of the menorah today to signal the beginning of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. Hanukkah is the eight-day Jewish festival that recalls the Jewish Maccabees' rededication of their temple in 165 BC after their victory over the Syrians. When the Jews reclaimed their temple, they discovered they had enough oil to light the temple's candelabrum for just one night.
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By Beau Nicolette | December 2, 2013
On Sunday, the fifth night of Hanukkah, U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) joined a local rabbi in lighting a nearly 7-foot Jerusalem stone menorah at Fashion Island. With Thanksgiving and the Festival of Lights falling on the same long weekend, the Christian congressman highlighted the struggles for religious freedoms faced by the Pilgrims and the Maccabees. "Its very symbolic to me because I identify with America first and foremost," he said, "and America, first and foremost, is about respecting other people's faith, or lack of faith.
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By Bradley Zint | November 29, 2013
On Friday, the third night of Hanukkah, the grass was wet, but at least it wasn't raining anymore. And that was a good thing for Temple Bat Yahm, which held its menorah-lighting ceremony outside on its grassy lawn in Newport Beach for all to see. "It just cleared up in time," said senior Rabbi Gersh Zylberman with a smile. "It was touch and go this morning, but we had faith that everything would be OK. " Zylberman and Cantor Jonathan Grant led the ceremony from a ladder so they could light the candles atop the giant menorah.
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By Sarah Peters | December 20, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH - In a season where neighbors compete for the biggest and brightest holiday displays, the message for youngsters Tuesday night was that a little bit of light can go a long way. Hundreds of participants gathered in Fashion Island's Atrium Garden Court for the 4:30 p.m. Chanukah Community Party, hosted by the Chabad Jewish Center of Newport Beach, and the lighting of the 6-foot "Surf 'n' Sand" menorah with former Dodger Shawn Green....
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By Brianna Bailey | December 11, 2009
On each night of Hanukkah for the past 30 years, Rabbi Mark Miller of Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach has lit a candle on a special menorah made out of barbed wire. The menorah was a gift from a man who survived the concentration camps of the Holocaust. He later vowed to devote his life to making holy things that produce light. “The message is that the light of Hanukkah and the light of God, faith and truth can illuminate our planet,” Miller said. “It is always ordained that we light these lights in the darkness to demonstrate the power of light to banish darkness.
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December 18, 2008
Assemblyman Chuck DeVore will help light a giant menorah made out of chocolate coins at Fashion Island on Sunday. Sponsored by the Chabad Jewish Center in Newport Beach, the menorah will be dedicated to the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai. The menorah-lighting ceremony will coincide with the beginning of Hanukkah, which will start at sunset Sunday this year. Attendees may bring unwrapped gifts for needy children. The donations will be distributed at foster homes and community shelters.
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By MARC RUBENSTEIN | December 8, 2007
I would like to share with everyone the spiritual significance of the numerology of Hanukkah. The only candle lit every day of Hanukkah is the Shamash candle, the one that lights all the other candles. It is higher than all the other Hanukkah candles. The Shamash candle lights the eight days of candles totaling 36 candles, (the word “life” two times) significant of both our physical and our spiritual lives. We claim God as a part of our lives and have a spiritual purpose in life.
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December 1, 2007
Chanukah Wonderland visitors can pose for a picture with Judah Maccabee and make their own Menorahs Sunday. The event will begin the 2007 Hanukkah season, Dec. 4 through 12. The celebration, sponsored by Chabad Jewish Center, is from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, 1107 Jamboree Road in Newport Beach. Festivities will include Hanukkah magic shows at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. and puppet shows at 2 and 3 p.m. Admission is $10, and parking is complimentary. Chabad Jewish Center will also host its annual Menorah lighting at 3 p.m. Dec. 9 in the Bloomingdale?
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By By Elia Powers | December 29, 2005
On fourth night of Hanukkah, Chabad Jewish Center holds event with balloon menorah, lighting.NEWPORT BEACH -- Child after child craned their necks at Fashion Island on Wednesday to get a glimpse of a 15-foot-tall menorah made of balloons. Planted behind a temporary stage, the silver, blue and white balloons appeared to mesmerize 5-month-old Dylan Kalaie. It was his first Hanukkah, and he spent it bundled in a beanie and a jacket. His sister, 3-year-old Daniella, was fixated on 8th Day, a Hasidic rock band that played to a few hundred people on this chilly evening in Newport Beach.
NEWS
December 7, 2004
Jeff Benson Hanukkah's Festival of Lights traditionally provides the Jewish community with increasing inspiration and warmth for eight days and nights each year. But it appears that warmth will unfortunately melt a 7-foot, 400-pound menorah ice sculpture in a single evening. The Jewish calendar dictates that Hanukkah begins on a different day each year -- and tonight's the night. To kick off Hanukkah, religious leaders from Chabad Jewish Center in Newport Beach will kindle the frozen menorah in a public ceremony at 5:30 p.m. The event will be held at Bloomingdale's Courtyard at Fashion Island.
NEWS
December 28, 2003
NEWPORT BEACH Packing in the holiday spirit Newport Beach Rat Packer Joey Bishop helped set the holiday spirit by lighting a giant chocolate menorah at Fashion Island, the site of the Chabad Jewish Center's annual menorah lighting ceremony, which was attended by more than 1,200 people. "I came here because I heard it would be the first time in the history of religion that you're going to have a rabbi and a bishop," Bishop said. The semi-sweet chocolate menorah was 7-1/2 feet tall and weighed 200 pounds, said Rabbi Reuven Mintz of the Chabad Jewish Center.
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