(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Dec. 3, 2012) California Lutheran University’s Hillel Club will host the campus’ annual Hanukkah celebration from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Roth Nelson Room.
“Shine Your Light” will feature the lighting of the candles on the menorah. The community can also join faculty, staff and students in enjoying traditional food and activities. A disc jockey will play music.
This year Hanukkah takes place from sundown on Dec. 8 through Dec. 15. Every year, Jewish people around the world celebrate Hanukkah to commemorate the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem after the Maccabees defeated the army of the Greek ruler Antiochus Epiphanies and won their religious freedom.
Hanukkah is referred to as the Festival of Lights because, according to tradition, when they rekindled the menorah it burned for eight days although it only held enough oil to burn a single day. The holiday is a reminder to rekindle our spiritual lights and shine for the world.
The Roth Nelson Room is located on Mountclef Boulevard between Olsen Road and Memorial Parkway in Thousand Oaks.