The Largest Menorah of Brooklyn will proudly stand at the monumental Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park this Chanukah. The first candle will be lighted on Tuesday evening December 12, at 5:30 pm, with a grand celebration, featuring a concert by the Moshav Band.
In recent years, The Largest Menorah (Brooklyn, NY) has been featured by prominent media outlets as the premier Chanukah event in NYC. Each night The Largest Menorah honors community leader, elected officials and philanthropists with leading the lighting ceremony. Some of our past honorees have been incoming Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, NY City Mayors Michael Bloomberg and Bill de Blasio, as well as many other dignitaries.
“The Menorah is one of the most recognized symbols of the Jewish people. Its lights publicly proclaim the timeless message of the Chanukah victory of light over darkness. The Menorah stands proud as the triumphant symbol of freedom, democracy and courage delivering a timely and personal message for each person” said Rabbi Moshe Hecht, Director of The Largest Menorah.
Due to the heights of the menorah, the gold colored steel structure will be lit nightly with the help of a 45-foot high “cherry picker” lift. Genuine Kerosene lanterns with specially designed glass chimneys protect the flames from strong winds.
Chanukah Kickoff Concert
The annual Chanukah kickoff concert will take place Tuesday evening, December 12, at 5:30 pm. The celebration will feature the world renowned Jewish rock band – MOSHAV. The concert is free admission and open to all. Special children’s entertainment, singing and dancing, “Chanukah Gelt” for the children and hot “Latkes” (potato pancakes), the traditional food of Chanukah, will be distributed to everyone.
The Largest Menorah lighting ceremony is a community-wide event celebrated by Jews and non-Jews alike. Every night the celebration is accompanied with live music and hot latkes for all. Special gifts are distributed to every child, making this a family celebration and a must on everyone’s calendar.
The Largest Menorah located in Brooklyn, NY is a project of the National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education (NCFJE).
The lighting schedule for 2017 is as follows:
Tuesday, December 12 – 5:30 PM
Wednesday, December 13 – 6:00 PM
Thursday, December 14 – 6:00 PM
Friday, December 15 – 3:30 PM
Saturday, December 16 – 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 17 – 5:00 PM
Monday, December 18 – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, December 19 – 6:00 PM