Happy Hanukkah: Wishing Love, Light, And Peace To All Who Celebrate

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty 179530

Happy Hanukkah to all my Jewish friends, business partners and colleagues!

May the lights of Hanukkah bring you light and happiness. 

 

As Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth said so well:  "Hanukkah is about the freedom to be true to what we believe without denying the freedom of those who believe otherwise." These days, these words are especially apropos.

 

Chag Sameach to all who will be celebrating the Festival of Lights beginning this evening.  As you gather with loved ones in the next eight days, I hope this joyful season brings a warm glow to your heart and home.

As the Festival of Lights begins this evening...

    .... may your candles burn long,

           ... may your celebrations be joyous,

         .... may your table be filled with good food,

           .... may you be surrounded by loved ones and good friends,

 ... may you be blessed with the gifts of love and peace,

                   ... may you hold the spirit of Hanukkah forever in your hearts.    

 

"May the lights of Hanukkah usher in a better world for all humankind."

... Unknown

 

“We light candles in testament that faith makes miracles possible.” 

... Nathan Braverman

 

 "The proper response, as Hanukkah teaches, is not to curse the darkness but to light a candle.”  

... Irving Greenburg

 

"Hanukkah is about the spark of the divine in all of us made in God’s image.”

... Suzanne Fields

 

"The spirit of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is shared by all people who love freedom."

... Norma Simon

 

MENORAH LIGHTINGS IN GREATER CHARLOTTE IN 2023

Waxhaw Menorah Lighting

Ballantyne Jewish Center is presenting the ninth annual Menorah Lighting in Waxhaw

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

111 E North Main Street, Waxhaw, NC 28173 (at the Overhead Bridge)

 

Menorah Lighting at StoneCrest

Celebrate the 10th Annual Menorah Lighting at The Fountains Plaza with  music, fun activities for the kids, latkes and donuts.

Thursday, December 7, 2023

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM 

Stonecrest at Piper Glen:  7832 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC 28277

 

The Menorah Lighting at Birkdale

Celebrate Hanukkah with a traditional Menorah lighting ceremony, children's crafts, donuts, latkes, gelt and more.

Saturday, December 9, 2023

5:30 pm  

Birkdale Village at The Grove Across from Regal: Birkdale Commons Pkwy & Sam Furr Road

 

Hanukkah! On the Green in Davidson

Celebrate Hanukkah with a candle lighting, music, crafts, Jewish dancing, and a donut truck.

Saturday, December 9, 2023

5:00 PM -  8:00 PM

Davidson Village Green: 119 S Main Street, Davidson, NC 28036

 

Giant Menorah Lighting in Matthews

Celebrate Hanukkah with music, dreidels, Chanukah treats, Judah the Maccabee, and more.

Monday, December 11, 2023

5:30 PM

Matthews Town Hall:  232 Matthews Station Street, Matthews, NC 28105

 

"A little bit of light dispels a lot of darkness."

... Rabbi Schneur Zalman

 

Happy Hanukkah

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 Nina Hollander, RE/MAX Broker, Realtor

 

 

 

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Comments (24)

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Happy Hannukah to all that recognize and celebrate the festival.

Dec 07, 2023 05:40 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 hi Ed... some times I think that even thought I'm not Jewish, I should have a menorah and light a new candle each night.

Dec 07, 2023 06:52 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Nina, Thank you for your warm, kind wishes! Today Larry and I will be very busy preparing all the food for the holiday as we host the first night for our family.

Dec 07, 2023 07:12 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 hi Sheila... enjoy the preparations and enjoy the evening! Will you be making the rounds celebrating every evening?

Dec 07, 2023 07:19 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Whenever I see the word...Hanukkah, I think of the Adam Sandler song. I saw that live when he first sang it. Without question one of the funniest skits ever!

Dec 07, 2023 08:05 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty good morning, Jeff. I'm not familiar with that song/skit. Will need to look it up on Youtube.

Dec 07, 2023 08:27 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina as I have said before I can always count on you to keep me up to date on special Jewish days.  I have a few Jewish friends to this information is always appreciated.

Dec 07, 2023 09:25 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Love, light and peace are most welcomed, Nina. Thanks for the uplifting message of Hanukkah!

Dec 07, 2023 09:41 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Have a great day, Nina, as we continue to spread love and kindness.

Dec 07, 2023 10:22 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Nina- thank you for keeping us up to date on the various holidays and events.  The quotes you chose are inspiring. I too gravitate towards the meaning behind Hanukkah and Diwali's Festival of Lights. With kindness and love we can light the way. 

Dec 07, 2023 11:03 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto hi George... I'm happy to be of service! :) I have a number of Jewish friends so I keep a close eye on the calendar for their holidays.

Dec 07, 2023 11:07 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! hi Wanda -- love, light, and peace -- not very different from our Christmas message is it? Wishing you love, light, and peace.

Dec 07, 2023 11:08 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

😻

Dec 07, 2023 11:26 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Roy Kelley thank you, Roy. I'm just back from a farewell lunch with one of my most favorite clients, whose home closes on Tuesday and as she heads for life in Texas close to family.

Dec 07, 2023 11:09 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib hi Kathy... we are all more connected through our various faiths than many people realize. And we can all use more love, light, and peace.

Dec 07, 2023 11:10 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you for sharing this post. I don't think I could handle my religion always being Physically attacked but somehow the Jewish people stand up to the challenge. My faith seems to be under attack more than my religion but I will prevail my friend 🙂

Dec 07, 2023 12:25 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS hi Paul... the Jewish people have withstood so much for thousands of years... they are battle-hardened, if you ask me. I don't see them going quietly into the night any time soon. Right now what is happening with anti-semitism in our country and in the world is beyond comprehension. 

Dec 07, 2023 12:32 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

When I think of Hanukkah, the Hanukkah song from Adam Sandler always comes to my mind, haha.

Dec 08, 2023 03:42 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Brian England Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty also mentioned this in his comment. I sorry to say I have no clue about Adam Sandler's Hanukkah song. I'll need to look it up.

Dec 08, 2023 03:50 AM
Brian England

You should definitely look it up, it's great, haha

Dec 08, 2023 04:08 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Nina Hollander, Broker - I wish all my Jewish friends a Happy Hanukkah.  I have made calls to many of them, offering our support. I also bought some cards to send out.  I unconditionally support Israel.  

Dec 08, 2023 01:55 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I'm on the same page with you about Israel. And I'm horrified by the antisemitism I've been seeing. Two of the diplomas on my office wall are from Harvard and George Washington Universities. I've been tempted to shred them.

Dec 08, 2023 02:01 PM