By COLlive reporter
The new Chabad of Cranberry Township in Pennsylvania, led by Rabbi Yossi and Leah Feller, held a Chanukah celebration and public Menorah lighting at the town’s Municipal Center.
Rabbi Feller shared Chanukah’s eternal message before lighting the Menorah, followed by joyous song and dance led by two local “Dancing Dreidel” children.
The highlight of the event was Cranberry’s first-ever “Gelt Drop” by the local Volunteer Fire Company. Children scrambled to fill their hands with the chocolate coins while searching for the rare gold coin that would earn them a prize.
The crowd then proceeded indoors to warm up with latkes, donuts, and hot drinks. The event concluded with a raffle for three Chanukah-themed prizes.
The Fellers were one of the brave Chabad Shluchim who started out during the Covid-19 pandemic. Without the option of typical get-togethers, they resorted to using the phonebook to get acquainted with locals and have been successful in connecting with many.
“As Chassidim, we know that everything is hashgacha pratis, Divine providence,” the rabbi said at the time. “Nothing is by chance. These circumstances may not be as we planned, but G‑d planned it this way for a reason. So we’re not going to throw our hands up in defeat; we’ll make the best of it.”
And that they have, as evident this Chanukah.