Pittsburgh Parade Concludes With Fire and Ice

Pittsburgh’s annual menorah car parade was larger than ever this year, with close to 100 cars driving through the neighborhoods on the third night of Chanukah. The parade concluded with a fire show and the kindling of an ice menorah.

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Pittsburgh’s annual menorah car parade was larger than ever this year, with close to 100 cars driving through the neighborhoods on the third night of Chanukah. The parade concluded with a fire show and the kindling of an ice menorah.

The parade began at Rodef Shalom congregation on Fifth Avenue and then drove to Bnei Emunah – Chabad of Greenfield for a celebration.

“It began with a large menorah parade, larger than ever, close to 100 cars going through Oakland, Shadyside, and Squirrel Hill, up here to Greenfield,” Rabbi Yisroel Altein of the Chabad of Squirrel Hill told KDKA-TV, “bringing the lights of Chanukah, the joy of the holiday to the streets.”

Following the parade, a grand celebration was held at Bnei Emunah – Chabad, under the leadership of Rabbi Elchonon Friedman. The celebration, arranged by Rabbi Yitzi Goldwasser, director of Chabad of Greenfield, featured the lighting of a six-foot ice menorah by Rabbi Yisroel Rosenfeld, Head Shliach of Western PA. County Executive Rich Fitzgerald addressed the crowd, offering warm Chanukah wishes.

Participants then joined in singing and dancing, and enjoyed latkes and donuts before watching a professional fire show.

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