A Rabbi at Fort Lewis

December 7, 2004

Source: The News Tribune


On December 7, 2004 The News Tribune reported, "for the first time in three years, the small number of Jews on the massive Army post – about 1 percent of 26,000 people – will have a rabbi to celebrate the holiday. Lt. Col. Avi Weiss arrived in July, and wants to reach out to Jews in the military, both active duty and retired. Part of that effort is a Hanukkah party Sunday at the Jewish Chapel next to the post bowling alley. With potato pancakes, toplike toys called dreidels, and a menorah lighting, Weiss will lead the community in a celebration of rededication and religious freedom."