On Wednesday evening December 12 I joined my fellow city councillors and Mayor Anthony Housefather for the annual Menorah Lighting ceremony in the front of City Hall.
Rabbi Menachem Raskin and his team from Beth Chabad of C.S.L. lit up our streets with the giant menorah. Councillor Steven Erdelyi braved the climb via a hydraulic lift, said the prayersand lit the candles.
Joel Lion, the dynamic Consul General of Israel and a CSL resident, joined us for the ceremony. The mayor and each councillor brought greetings. There was a raffle for a limousine ride as part of a parade of 70 cars with menorahs on their roofs.
Prior to the ceremony, in the basement auditorium of the City Hall, there was an interactive carnival for children ages two to 10. They help build a six ft foot "Bizzy Bitz" menorah,created chanukah sand art, decorated a wooden dreidel, and much more. Doughnuts and chanukah gifts were handed out.
Thank you Rabbi Raskin and Beth Chabad for your 25th menorah lighting in front of our City Hall.