In the wake of the recent terror attack in Israel that saw over 1,000 innocent Jews brutally murdered, Chabad of S. Lake County is hosting a Unity Chanukah Celebration in Solidarity with Israel on Sunday, December 10th at 4:30 pm at Waterfront Park in Clermont. This event will bring the community together and serve as a strong statement of solidarity with the people of Israel amid the ongoing war.

“The sheer magnitude of the death, torture and kidnapping of Jews is agonizing,” says Rabbi Moshe Dubinsky, director of Chabad of S. Lake County and organizer of the event. “We, in Lake County, stand firm with our brothers and sisters in Israel and extend our heartfelt prayers and support.”

The Unity Chanukah Celebration will feature a helicopter gelt drop, Israeli music and a fire show. It will also include the kindling of the Menorah, and the recitation of Psalms for our brothers and sisters in Israel. 

During past conflicts in the Land of Israel, when things seemed bleak, and during times of danger for the Jewish people, the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson,  the most influential rabbi in modern history, made practical suggestions of mitzvahs to elicit G‑d’s protection. 

“Unity is what makes a strong community, ” said Rabbi Moshe Dubinsky. “This is a time for us to unite because together we can accomplish great things. There is no greater display of the literal light that is in our power to bring into the world than to gather together and light the menorah. This is what the world needs.”

Chabad of S. Lake County invites all members of the community to attend the event and come together in support of Israel.

“We must remember that by illuminating our own corner of the world with acts of goodness and kindness, we can impact events on the other side of the world,” adds Rabbi Moshe Dubinsky.

For more information about the event, please contact Chabad of S. Lake County at 352-717-4119 or visit

About Chabad of S. Lake County: Chabad of S. Lake County offers Jewish education, outreach and social service programming for families and individuals of all ages, backgrounds and affiliations.

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