Over 1000 participants gathered on Sunday for the lighting of Brooklyn’s Largest Menorah. Joining in the celebration were Mayor-elect Eric Adams, incoming council member Crystal Hudson, and other dignitaries.
Over 1000 men, women and children gathered on Sunday night at New York’s Premier Chanukah Celebration sponsored by Chabad of Park Slope and NCFJE.
On hand to share greeting was Mayor Elect Eric Adams. “Thank you so much to the Hecht family and thank you so much for my years of representing you as your State Senator, Borough President and now now I’m going to represent you as the mayor of the city of New York! You have played such a vital role in keeping this community together and let’s continue to do so,” he said.
Rabbi Shimon Hecht, Director of Chabad of Park Slope, shared “When we might our menorahs by our windows and our doors, we must remember that as Jews we are to take the light of the menorah which is the light of Torah, the light of freedom, the light of happiness and joy to the darkness of the world”.
Rabbi Hecht then honored Mr. David Moore, Chairman of the Board of UJA Federation with making the three brochos and lighting the menorah.
Guests from all over New York, the USA, Europe and as far away as Australia came special to participate in the special celebration. Everyone was treated to hot latkes and all the children received a gift.
As one participant put it: “This was the most inspiring way to start Chanukah.”
Menorah Lighting Times 2021 – 5782
2nd Night of Chanukah, Monday, November 29 at 6:00 pm
3rd Night Of Chanukah, Tuesday, November 30 at 6:00 pm
4th Night Of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 1 at 6:00 pm
5th Night Of Chanukah, Thursday, December 2 at 6:00 pm
6th Night Of Chanukah, Friday, December 3 at 3:30 pm
7th Night Of Chanukah, Saturday, December 4 at 7:15 pm
8th Night Of Chanukah, Sunday, December 5 at 5:00 pm
At THE LARGEST MENORAH in Brooklyn every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, hot latkes and gifts for the children.