Jewish Police Chief Makes History at Brooklyn’s Largest Menorah

NYPD Brooklyn South Chief Michael Kemper made history as the first-ever Jewish Chief to light Brooklyn’s Largest Chanukah Menorah.

Photos: Itzik Roytman

Hundreds gathered Wednesday night at the Grand Army Plaza to celebrate the third night of Chanuka at Brooklyn’s Largest Chanuka Menorah.

Mr. John Abbamondi, a local Park Slope resident, and CEO of BSE Global, the parent company for the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center, was honored with lighting the center candle.

The menora’s third candle was lit by NYPD Brooklyn South Chief Michael Kemper who made history as the first-ever Jewish Chief to light Brooklyn’s Largest Chanukah Menorah.

Writing on his Facebook page Chief Kemper declared “Lighting the BIGGEST Menorah in Brooklyn (maybe even the world?) was a tremendous honor & experience of a lifetime.

“Thank you to Rabbi Hecht & The Chabad of Park Slope for the honor! And thank you to the greatest cops in the world – NYPD – for all you do every day!”

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Menorah Lighting Times 2021 – 5782

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, Motzei Shabbos, 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.

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