This Chanukah, the concept of spreading the light was taken quite literally by Rabbi Avrohom Holtzberg of Chabad of Georgetown, Brooklyn. Throughout the eight days of Chanukah every corner of the neighborhood was reached and reminded of the miracle.
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Friendship Circle Brooklyn hosted a Chanukah party in Crown Heights. With music, dancing, and an array of entertainment they made memories never to be forgotten.
In a beautiful show of Jewish revival, a great Dutch Hall, which has not seen a Jewish event since World War Two, hosted a Chanukah concert this year.
Chabad of the Valley’s highly acclaimed “Chanukah at CityWALK” has become known as the preeminent Chanukah event on the West Coast and this year was no different as families came out in record numbers and flocked to the plaza at Universal Studios CityWALK.
An incredible event at the “Plaza Alemania” in Buenos Aires, Argentina attracted a crowd of over 650 people. The Menorah, a 22 foot masterpiece, was the center of the event, with games for kids, art projects, food, and more culminating for a great time.
The festival of Chanukah in Russia’s capital city of Moscow this year swept up hundreds of thousands of Jews from all over the Jewish spectrum in the city: old and young, indigent and wealthy, orphans, prisoners, and hospital patients. In a chain of activities and events that reached out to Jews wherever they may be, bringing them the light and warmth of the Chanukah candles.
The eight day Jewish festival of Chanukah was celebrated in Canberra with several community events – the highlight being a ceremony including the lighting of the National Menorah in Canberra Parliament’s Reception Room. This year’s theme was “One Small Candle”
The Chanukah lights glowed at the Chabad Gants Hill Menorah Lighting this year. A large and diverse crowd, together with special dignitaries and street entertainment, made for a spectacular event.
A group of Bochurim on Chanukah Mivtzoim were caught on camera jumping out of their vehicle and dancing by a red light in a show of pure joy. The person who filmed the Bochurim passed the video on through social media, and has become a Chanukah sensation.
The Orange County community gathered to celebrate Chanukah together at various events hosted by Chabad of Orange County, directed by Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston.
Menorah lightnings in shopping malls, visits to houses of community members, Chanukah parties for whole families, and events for young people near the Ukrainian parliament building, are just part of a the various activities and events of Chanukah in Kiev.
Despite the riots and Angry demonstrations shaking up Paris, in the very place where terrible destruction happened just days before, Beth Habad of Paris brought light, peace, songs, and joyous dancing around the Menorah.
The Chanukah miracle nearly became a Chanukah tragedy when a menorah, full for the 8th night of Chanukah became a conflagration, nearly lighting a house on fire while the family was inside.
On Sunday, the 7th day of Chanukah, Rabbi Yirmi Cohen of Ohalei Yoseph Yitzchak Congregation in Toronto, Ontario, hosted as grand Chanukah Party for many Jewish members of the government.
A Chanukah Rally Sunday afternoon at the Besht in Crown Heights was a smashing success, with a turnout of over 60 local boys and girls. Yechiel Goldstein, grandson of Uncle Yossi lead the rally with amazing stories and lots of Chayus.
An innovative rabbinical student broke new ground this year by engineering and erecting a 30 foot inflatable Menorah that he placed near exit 8 on the New Jersey Turnpike.
The eight days of Chanukah saw thousands of Jews at menorah lightings, hundreds of homes lit with the Chanukah flames and pride rekindled in the hearts of the Jews in Kharkov.