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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Menorah lighting on Green marks Jewish Festival of Lights

Hanukkah Menorah Lighting 2018

WEST HAVEN, Dec. 3, 2018 — Rabbi Rona Shapiro, the spiritual leader of Congregation B’nai Jacob in Woodbridge, second from left, pauses with, from left, state Rep. Charles J. Ferraro, R-West Haven; state Sen. Gayle Slossberg, D-Milford; Mayor Nancy R. Rossi; and Councilman Aaron Charney, D-3, after leading a Jewish blessing at the sundown celebration of the first day of Hanukkah during the annual lighting of the menorah on the Green Sunday, Dec. 2.

The ceremonial lighting marks the Jewish Festival of Lights, an eight-day commemoration of rededication of the Temple by the Maccabees after their victory over the Syrians.

(City Photo/Ruth G. Torres)

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