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Menorah lighted in Antioch to celebrate Hanukkah

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Rabbi Peretz Goldshmid of Chabad of the Delta (center) is flanked by city employees James Plueger and Joe of the Public Works Department for the menorah lighting on Sat., Dec. 21, 2019. Photo courtesy of Rabbi Goldschmid.

By Allen Payton

To celebrate Hanukkah, a large menorah with nine lights, representing candles, was lighted next to the City Christmas in in Waldie Plaza in Antioch’s historic, downtown Rivertown on Saturday, Dec. 21.

“Thank you James Pflueger, Joe, Darrel, Laurie Schwartz and the City of Antioch, California for making the Menorah go up,” said Rabbi Peretz Goldshmid of Chabad of the Delta. “The name Antioch originates from Antiochus of the Chanukah story.”

The annual Jewish festival commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem after the Maccabean Jews regained control of Jerusalem after overthrowing King Antiochus IV Epiphenes of the Seleucid empire.

From History.com: “According to the Talmud, one of Judaism’s most central texts, Judah Maccabee and the other Jews who took part in the rededication of the Second Temple witnessed what they believed to be a miracle. Even though there was only enough untainted olive oil to keep the menorah’s candles burning for a single day, the flames continued flickering for eight nights, leaving them time to find a fresh supply.”

Also known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is celebrated beginning at sunset on 25 Kislev and ends at sundown on 2 Tevet or 3 Tevet on the Hebrew or Jewish Calendar.

It is being celebrated, this year from Sunday, Dec. 22 through Monday, Dec. 30.

To learn more about the history behind and meaning of Hanukkah/Chanukah click, here.

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Enjoy live music and comedy on New Year’s Eve at Cornerstone Christian Center

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

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Walk Thru Bethlehem at Antioch Wesleyan Church Dec. 21 & 22

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Antioch Wesleyan Church invites you to this lively, 20-minute interactive biblical era drama and marketplace with crafts food and music. Travel back in time led by shepherds in search of the newborn Messiah. If you haven’t ever seen it, this is the year! All are welcome. Invite your friends and family to this Christmas tradition. Drop in anytime between 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 21 and 22 at 2800 Sunset Lane, Antioch.

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Christmas musical “behold” at Golden Hills Community Church Dec. 21 and 24

Monday, December 16th, 2019

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Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Solid Rock Cafe Thursday

Sunday, November 24th, 2019

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Mayor Wright to lead Prayer & Meditation Circle for Antioch Tuesday, Nov. 19

Saturday, November 16th, 2019

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34th Annual Harvest Carnival at Golden Hills Community Church in Brentwood Thursday evening

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

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Trunk or Treat at Golden Hills Community Church Antioch Thursday evening

Monday, October 28th, 2019

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