Hoboken hosts Jewish Festival of Lag BaOmer on May 23

Bonfires harbor spiritual significance on Lag BaOmer
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Bonfires harbor spiritual significance on Lag BaOmer

The Chabad Jewish Center will be hosting their 5th Family Fun Day on May 23, from 4-6:30 p.m. at Maxwell Place Waterfront Park. The event, open to the public, will mark the observance of the Jewish holiday of Lag BaOmer, traditionally commemorated by large outdoor celebrations and bonfires, which harbor spiritual significance.

Chabad-Lubavitch, the largest Jewish outreach organization in the world, is hosting thousands of similar Lag BaOmer celebrations in cities across the globe. The celebrations all share a common theme of unity.

The Hoboken event will include inflatables, a petting zoo, pony rides, knocker-ball, face painting, as well as rides and food, drinks and cotton candy. The event culminates with a kumzitz around the fire.

For more information on The Jewish Center’s Lag BaOmer festivities or on the holiday of Lag BaOmer contact Rabbi Moshe Schapiro at 201-562-7116 or visit our website at www.jewishhoboken.com.