Chanukah menorah lighting ceremonies in Fairfield County

The Mishkan Israel Day Camp will once again light a menorah in celebration of the Chanukah holiday at 6 p.m. at the following locations:

Monday, Dec. 7, Monroe Town Green

Tuesday, Dec. 8, in front of Trumbull Town Hall

Wednesday, Dec. 9, Sherman Green

Thursday, Dec. 10, Easton Town Green

This year marks the 26th year that Mishkan has been lighting the Menorah in Fairfield, the 30th in Easton and Trumbull, the fourth annual in Monroe, and the 70th year of serving the entire Fairfield County region by providing vital programs and assistance to those in need. This yearly event is held in conjunction with the holiday of Chanukah.

These annual events will be attended by distinguished, honorable First Selectmen of Fairfield, Easton, Trumbull and Monroe: Michael C. Tetreau, Adam Dunsby, Tim Herbst and Steve Vavrek, and the chiefs of the police and fire departments of these towns, as well as many other town officials and dignitaries. Also expected to attend are the State Police Dept. and local agents of the FBI field office in Bridgeport.

Mishkan Israel Day Camp began in Bridgeport in 1945 by Rabbi and Mrs. Israel Stock — emissaries of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchock Schneersohn of blessed memory. In 1975, it branched out to include Stamford and the surrounding communities of Fairfield County.

Mishkan Israel Day Camp is located in a state of the art, air-conditioned facility right in the heart of North Stamford, and serves youngsters from throughout the entire Fairfield County area during the summer months.

Events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served, musical entertainment, special children’s program.

For free menorahs and information, call 203-268-0740, visit, or email