Giant menorah lights up Crocker Park
The Festival of Lights, as Chanukah is known, was a particularly bright one for the West Side Jewish community this year.
More than 250 people joined in the annual Chanukah celebration at Crocker Park. Adults and children alike enjoyed a round of ice skating to Jewish music right outside the Hyatt Place, while games, crafts, strolling entertainment and free drinks were enjoyed by participants inside the hotel.
State Rep. David Greenspan joined to light the giant nine-foot menorah as onlookers sang and celebrated their Jewish heritage.
The annual menorah lighting and Chanukah celebration has become a yearly fixture in Crocker Park and is anticipated by families and individuals each year across the whole West Side.
Rabbi Mendel Jacobs
Director of the local Chabad Jewish Center