Yesterday we lit candles in celebration of the approaching Festival of Lights.
The kids brought their Hanukkah menorot (plural of menorah) to Hebrew School and then joined their families for the candle lighting. How cute is this purple cat?
A Hanukkah menorah should be beautiful, but other than that can be any design, material or color.
Many people make their menorot. It's perfectly kosher.
Simple is beautiful too.
My son received a new Hanukkah menorah this year from his Aunt. Guess what he loves to play.
Tomorrow night is the first night of Hanukkah. Temple Israel will celebrate again when they unveil a new outdoor Hanukkah menorah, a sculpture by Portsmouth artist, Sumner Winebaum. The entire Portsmouth community is welcome.
Temple Israel was the first Jewish temple is New Hampshire and has been in the current building for over 100 years. The building was purchased from the Methodist community.