Maple Grove Gets a Menorah on Main Street
A busy Maple Grove street now has a new holiday decoration to honor the city’s Jewish residents and visitors.
Chabad of Maple Grove teamed up with city officials and the Arbor Lakes Shopping Center to have a nine-foot menorah placed on the corner of Main Street and Arbor Lakes Parkway.
“Every single night we add one additional light until the climax, we get to eight,” said Rabbi Nissi Naparstek. “That teaches us that as much as we’ve done yesterday, always do better tomorrow. So we should never be satisfied with previous accomplishments of goodness and kindness. But always adding, always growing, always continuing to make this world a better place.”
Meanwhile, one Jewish resident of Maple Grove said she’s appreciative of the sentiment to have a menorah in a prominent location.
“Chanukah is a very visible holiday for non-Jewish people,” said Sheree Curry. “It’s not the most important holiday for Jews but it’s a great start; and to have it right across the street from the government center, I think is also a huge statement.”
The menorah will sit prominently on the plaza outside of 3 Squares restaurant until Chanukah is over on Monday, Dec. 6.