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.
With temperatures dropping at a rapid pace, hot latkes and great music from the acclaimed Moshav Band kept everyone warm and joyous.
A host of public officials joined in the celebration. Sharing Chanukah greetings were Brooklyn BP Eric Adams; NYC Public Advocate Letitia James and NYPD Chief of Brooklyn South Steve Powers.
“We take great pride in sponsoring New York’s premier Chanukah event. The Chanukah Candles share a miraculous story and we’re sure this energy is being brought back home enhancing our Jewish identity and pride” said Rabbi Moshe Hecht -Executive Committee NCFJE.
Honored with lighting the first candle was Mr. Jordan Kestenbaum from Marco International. Elevated by a special 45-foot boom lift together with Rabbi Shimon Hecht, Jordan beautifully recited the three blessing and lighted the humongous Menorah.
Special gifts were distributed to all the children making this a memorable Chanukah for all.
In addition to all the local media, this event was live-streamed via Google’s local guides Facebook page.
The Largest Menorah and kickoff concert is sponsored by The National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education.