(lubavitch.com/LNS) Hotel rooms in Glendale, AZ, have been booked for months. Superbowl madness is running high in the Arizona town that’s home to the big game. Tens of thousands of fans have flocked to town, and among them were Jewish people with unusual requests – at least to NFL ears.
As the United States Marine band played Chanukah music, Rabbi Yossie Shemtov of Chabad of Tucson, Arizona waited in line with his wife, Chanie. They were about to be introduced to President George W. Bush and the first lady at a Chanukah event held in Washington last month.Continue>
Mayor Phil Gordon, attended a special Menorah Lighting
Mayor-elect Mr. Phil Gordon, attended a special Chanukah Menorah lighting of the Chabad Teen Program in Phoenix. The ceremony was held in the Chabad House.
The Mayor was honored with lighting the menorah and was presented with a silver menorah from Rabbi Laibel Blotner, Director of Chabad Teen Program.
Addressing the crowd of 100+ teenagers, the Mayor praised the work of Chabad and pledged continued support for the teen program. He also said that it was the first time since 5th grade that he had lit a Menorah!