Chabad of Greater St. Louis is partnering with The Home Depot to offer a pre-Hanukkah Menorah workshop on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at The Home Depot located at 1603 S. Hanley Road.

Participants will receive a plastic hard hat and then craft their own menorah from wood and a host of other supplies available at The Home Depot. There will also be opportunity to meet “Judah Maccabee.” Participants can enjoy hot latkes and other Hanukkah treats. Parents and children are invited to attend. The event is free and open to the public.

“We’re eagerly looking forward to once again hosting St. Louis’ number one family Hanukkah event,” said Rabbi Yosef Landa, regional director of Chabad of Greater St. Louis. “What better way to celebrate Hanukkah than with a hands-on project that you can see and touch, and use.”

Chabad has partnered with Home Depot for this event since 2008, and it has grown to become the top family Hanukkah event in the region, with more than 500 people expected to attend.

The workshop is part of the worldwide Hanukkah campaign, an initiative launched in 1973 by the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, the most influential rabbi in modern history. The campaign focuses on creating awareness and promoting observance of the holiday. A central theme of the eight-day festival is to publicize and make known the story of the Hanukkah miracle.

Throughout St. Louis, Chabad will be presenting dozens of Hanukkah events and celebrations, including public menorah lightings, menorah parades, and latke parties.

To find events in St. Louis, or almost anywhere in the world, visit the international Hanukkah event directory at

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