Running of the Torch

Mayrutz Halapid Ceremony to be Held


The JCC has sponsored the Mayrutz Halapid Ceremony, the running of the Torch for 46 years. Each year we continue a long standing tradition, which originated in Israel in 1940 when young men would run to distant cities of the country to light public menorahs.  We hope that our tradition will light the way for many generations.


On Tuesday, December 16 at 4:30, the JCC will be starting the Mayrutz Run from Temple Israel  and Temple B'nai B'rith.  The runners will arrive at the JCC, and will help to light the outdoor menorah to commemorate the first night of Chanukah. If you would like to be part of this tradition, please Barbara Sugarman at 570-824-4646.


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