Celebrate Chanukah 2022
Join the Tigard community for the 4th annual Downtown Tigard Menorah Lighting, a joyous celebration in honor of Chanukah, Monday, 5:00 PM at Liberty Park on Main Street!
On the second night of Chanukah, come and experience the Festival of Lights in a fun and festive atmosphere, complete with live Klezmer music, the lighting of a grand 9-foot menorah, and plenty of Chanukah treats and merchandise. You'll also find menorah kits, dreidels, and gelt, as well as hot drinks to keep you warm.
This event is free and open to all, so come and celebrate
the miracle of Chanukah with us!
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Tigard Menorah Parade
Are you ready to spread some Jewish pride? Join your local friends on Thursday, December 22nd, at 4:30 PM as we light up the streets of Tigard with the light of Chanukah! Hop in your car and join the 2nd annual Menorah Car parade in Tigard! As we drive through Tigard, we will spread the universal messages of light, peace and tolerance Top it off with a tasty Latke Party. 4:30 PM - Registration required.
Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and fried foods.
In the second century BCE, the Holy Land was ruled by the Seleucids (Syrian-Greeks), who tried to force the people of Israel to accept Greek culture and beliefs instead of mitzvah observance and belief in G‑d.
Against all odds, a small band of faithful but poorly armed Jews, led by Judah the Maccabee, defeated one of the mightiest armies on earth, drove the Greeks from the land, reclaimed the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and rededicated it to the service of G‑d.
When they sought to light the Temple's Menorah (the seven-branched candelabrum), they found only a single cruse of olive oil that had escaped contamination by the Greeks. Miraculously, they lit the menorah and the one-day supply of oil lasted for eight days, until new oil could be prepared under conditions of ritual purity.
To commemorate and publicize these miracles, the sages instituted the festival of Chanukah.