Joining Chabad centers nationwide in public menorah lightings, Chabad Student Center at Michigan State University hosted its very first one outside the MSU Union.
This event was co-sponsored by MSU Hillel, AEPi, and the MSU Jewish Studies Department.
Maverick Levy, vice president of Chabad, opened the event with the message of lighting the menorah in public, in showing the world what the universal message of Chanukah is, adding light
Rabbi Bentzion Shemtov then honored Professor Yael Arnoff director of the Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel, by asking her to light the first candle.
In memory of the 11 souls of the Pittsburgh shooting, Haylee Wilson a senior from Squirrel Hill Pittsburgh was honored to light the second candle.
Light-up necklaces and glasses were given out as well as hot latkes and donuts while the 200 in attendance sang “Maoz Tzur” together.