The annual Chanukah parade in Monsey arranged by the Shluchim to Mesivta Lubavitch of Monsey had a record turnout this year, with over 175 vehicles taking part. It concluded with a menorah lighting in a mall.
Photos: Yossi Burston
The annual Chanukah parade in Monsey arranged by the Shluchim to Mesivta Lubavitch of Monsey had a record turnout this year, with over 175 vehicles taking part.
Besides cars, the parade included Mitzva tanks, menorah pickup trucks, motorcycles, a video screen truck and emergency vehicles.
Well before the parade began, the screen truck went around Monsey to spread the Rebbe’s message of Chanukah and Hakhel to all.
As this year is Hakhel, the parade was in conjunction with all the local Anash Shuls.
The parade ended at the Palisades shopping center where the community joined together for the Menorah lighting event.
The event, emceed by bochur shliach Shua Slavin, began with a few words from the mara d’asra Rabbi Baruch Lesches, followed by the twelve pesukim. The menorah lighting was then led by Rabbi Yossi Krasnjansky followed by Haneiros Halolu by Rabbi Hershel Rosenbluh and spirited dancing. Music throughout the event was played by bochur Eli Rimler.
The event concluded with a special performance by Cousin Nochum and raffles.
The event was attended by close to 1,000 men, women, and children, very much in line with the Rebbe’s directive for Hakhel and Pirsumei Nisa.