About Menorah in the D 
Now in its 8th year, Menorah in the D is an annual community-wide menorah lighting event in downtown Detroit. The Shul in partnership with NEXTGen from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and Chabad in the "D" are hosting the event to renew a sense of Jewish identity, bring Judaism to downtown Detroit and welcome people of all ages, religions and backgrounds to the city for a night of celebration. 

The menorah will stand tall in Cadillac Square throughout Chanukah. On Sunday, December 2nd, which is the 1st night of Chanukah, the Menorah in the D event will begin at 4:30 PM with the Menorah Lighting Ceremony at 5:00 PM. The public is invited to celebrate the Festival of Lights by coming to enjoy our grand menorah lighting ceremony and holiday festivities. 

We are so proud of our 26 ft. Menorah, designed and built by the artists (and brothers) Erik Nordin and Israel Nordin of Detroit Design Center in Corktown. This Chabad menorah will be erected each year in Campus Martius/Cadillac Square for the Chanukah holiday. 

In the spirit of the holiday, along with the menorah lighting ceremony, there will be a Menorah family Festival and and After Party. See more about it below.


The Shul is a warm and welcoming home for all Jews - no labels, no affiliations. It is a place to develop a sense of community, to enhance the experience of being Jewish, to learn and to have fun. The Shul appeals to all segments of the Jewish community by offering a wide range of activities for adults, children and the whole family.


NEXTGen Detroit:

NEXTGen Detroit a division of Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, is a hub for a young, vibrant Jewish Detroiters. Guided by our Jewish values and our work to strengthen the Jewish community both locally and globally, we are working to make our city a meaningful home for our peers. 


Chabad of Greater Downtown Detroit:

Serving the people who Live, Work, Play and Give in the Greater Downtown Detroit area, Chabad in the D is a growing Jewish family at the heart of our city. Jewish life is celebrated with joy, passion and spiritual meaning, and shared through classes, lectures and communal events.