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Photos: Local Temple Hosts Menorah Lighting in Mount Sinai Park

Ceremony celebrates the the Festival of Lights.

A menorah now stands next to the . It was lit by the congregation of Temple Beth Emeth of Mount Sinai and community guests on Tuesday evening to celebrate the first night of Hannukah. According to temple member, Elliot Perry, the Menorah was designed and built by the temple's Men's Club.

After the the Hannukah prayers were recited by Rabbi Helayne Shalhevet and Cantor Lisa Ann Green, people moved into the Heritage Trust community center for hot chocolate and songs to warm up.

Enjoy this gallery of photos from the lighting of the menorah on Tuesday night.

K. December 23, 2011 at 06:26 PM
With all of the earlier problems of "Christmas vs. Holiday" Tree, I'm surprised that there wasn't a "Menorah vs. Generic Candelabra" debate! Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah!
BillLongisland December 23, 2011 at 10:00 PM
Frankly, and unfortunately, Christians are usually "Fair Game" in our Society, for getting "beaten up" over the various aspects of their religion. The Name Game is just one example of this.

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