It was a cold, blustery Tuesday evening in Springfield, New Jersey, when hundreds of people gathered in Veterans Memorial Park to join together and light a giant Menorah for the first night of Chanukah.
The aroma was intoxicating — braids of dough formed into challah bread and shortbread cookies with cutouts in the shapes of stars and dreidels baking in several ovens.
Canadian members of government James Pasternak, Michael Levitt, Monte Kwinter — the oldest Jewish Parliamentarian in Canada – and Candidate Roman Baber joined Rabbi Yirmi Cohen for a joyous Chanukah celebration for seniors.
Mr. Juri Rates, Prime Minister of Estonia, who also serves as the rotating President of the European Union, visited the European Jewish Association in Brussels to light the Menorah.
Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) was honored by Rabbi Chaim Bruk with lighting the lead candle and addressing the gathered at Chabad Lubavitch of Montana’s Menorah lighting last night (Dec. 16) in downtown Bozeman, Montana.
More than 300 Hebrew-speakers and Israelis took part in a Chanukah celebration organized by the Chabad Center for Israelis and Hebrew Speakers in Brussels, headed by Rabbi Menachem and Chani Margolin.
About three years after a bloody terror and hostage attack at the Paris kosher supermarket Hypercacher, a large Menorah was lit in front, with a message of defiance: They tried to extinguish the light, but it shines brighter and stronger than ever.
Hundreds of participants came from all over the Netherlands to unite and celebrate Chanukah on the most famous square in Holland, Dam Square, located in front of the Royal Palace in Amsterdam.
The Orange County, NY, Jewish community gathered to celebrate Chanukah together at various events hosted by Chabad of Orange County, directed by Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston. Hundreds participated in the fun and festive events.
For the fourth straight year, the streets of Queens were lit up with a spectacular Menorah Parade, which spread the message of Chanukah to all.
On Tuesday evening, hundreds of Jews gathered at Prague’s main square to join in the Chanukah lighting by Rabbi Manis Barash, Head Shliach to the Czech Republic. Jews from all walks of life joined local government officials, Israeli ambassador Daniel Merom, and the guest of honor, Prime Minister-elect Andrej Babiš for the event.
On the second night of Chanukah, close to 200 students braved freezing temperatures to join “Chanukah on Kogan,” at the George Washington University.
In an historic first, a large Menorah was displayed at the national landmark the Claremont Resort and Spa, which is the highest point in the Bay Area and can be seen for miles all around. The Menorah was installed by Shluchim Rabbi Yehuda and Miriam Ferris.
In honor of Chanukah, RebbeDrive presents a gallery of 377 never-before-seen photos from ‘Chanukah Live’ 1991 (5752). Are you in any of them?
If you can smell latkes frying in the air, it means Chnukah is here. And if you needed another sign – that’s here too: A new music video from the Maccabeats.
The Chief Rabbi of Russia, Rabbi Berl Lazar, made a very unusual visit today. He went to the Butirsky Prison in the center of Moscow in order to strengthen and encourage the Jewish prisoners who are serving time there amongst the three thousand prisoners of various backgrounds.
With all the crazy latke ideas out there, some times you just want to keep it simple. These three easy latke methods will have you eating delicious potato goodness in no time.
Chabad of Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD), led by Rabbi Chaim Herzog, held their annual Menorah Lighting on Wednesday at the Victoria Parliament House, with the attendence of dignitaries, officials, and members of the local Jewish community.
While everyone is busy eating the best donuts, making latkes and opening presents; Shuey from MItzvah Boulevard is hard at work making sure that everyone stays safe this Chanukah. He put together a short reminder clip with his 8 best Chanukah safety tips!
Thousands gathered in Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza for New York’s annual Chanukah kickoff concert and lighting of Brooklyn’s Largest Menorah, featuring the Moshav Band.
Last night (Tuesday), the Polish Sejm (Parliament) hosted two back-to-back festivities: The swearing-in of its new Prime Minister, Mateusz Jakub Morawiecki, and a candle-lighting ceremony in honor of the first night of Chanukah.
The media brought the lighting of the World’s Largest Chanukah Menorah in New York City, on the first night of Chanukah, to the attention of hundreds of millions of people the world over.