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Public invited to Menorah Lighting ceremony

Event and Reno People recognition are part of year-long Reno 150 sesquicentennial celebration

Post Date:12/11/2017 10:46 AM
The public is invited to a free holiday Menorah Lighting ceremony from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at the Reno City Plaza. The event is presented by the Chabad of Northern Nevada.
Reno City Councilmember Naomi Duerr will recognize the latest honorees of the Reno People Project: Rabbi Mendel Cunin and his wife, Sarah Cunin.

In addition, the Chabad of Northern Nevada will inaugurate the first ever official Reno menorah on the City Plaza. Local artists and fabricators from The Generator have partnered with Chabad of Northern Nevada to create a one-of-a-kind giant menorah with special flame effects. The event will also include free latkes and doughnuts, Jewish music and prizes for children.
About the Reno People Project

Part of the City of Reno’s year-long Reno 150 sesquicentennial celebration, the Reno People Project has set out to nominate and award past and present residents of our city who have made a significant, positive and influential impact. Ultimately, 150 people will be recognized by May 9, 2018. A total of 83 Reno People have been honored so far. Learn more about the honorees.
Anyone can submit a nomination for a past/present Reno citizen who has made a positive impact on the City of Reno’s history. Nominations must include a short (250-word maximum) biography of the nominee, their efforts and the reasons you’d like their story included. Including a photograph of the nominee is recommended.

Visit for more information.

About Reno 150

The City of Reno plans to host several more Reno 150 events during the year-long sesquicentennial celebration, including:
  • January 18, 2018 - State of the City at Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 5 p.m.
  • April 22, 2018 - Earth Day at Idlewild Park, 11 a.m.
  • May 9, 2018 - Sesquicentennial Celebration (150th birthday) at Greater Nevada Field
The City of Reno is encouraging businesses, community groups, nonprofits and other entities to host an official Reno 150 event of their own. To submit your Reno 150 event, visit Approved events will be published on Event organizers and residents are also encouraged to join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #Reno150.
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