Menorah lighting, town's first Hanukkah Walk, for Festival of Lights

With menorahs in shop windows up and down Main Street, Ridgefield will celebrate Hanukkah this year with a community menorah lighting on Monday and a Hanukkah walk on Main Street Thursday evening.

“I think it’s important for Jewish families to see a menorah in a window and feel that they are part of the community as well,” said Cantor Deborah Katchko-Gray of Congregation Shir Shalom, who distributed menorahs to shops in town for placing in their windows during the Festival of Lights.

Congregation Shir Shalom and Temple B’Nai Chaim of Georgetown will co-host the annual menorah lighting for the second night of Hanukkah, Monday, Dec. 3, at 5;30 on the lawn at 449 Main Street — the sidewalk in front of the CVS parking lot beside Prime Burger.

Katchko-Gray said attendants should bring canned food, which will be stacked into a menorah before being donated.

And Chabad Jewish Center will host the town’s first Hanukkah walk on Main Street on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 5:30, starting at Deborah Ann's Sweet Shoppe.

The event will feature another menorah lighting, music, arts and crafts, and food and chocolate gelt from Main Street vendors. The event is open to the whole community.