Photos courtesy of Shul by the Shore.
Lend a hand in lighting Shul by the Shore’s giant Chanukah Menorah at the 2nd annual public Chanukah Menorah Candle Lighting, which will take place in Belmont Shore on Sunday, December 21 at 4:00PM outside Citibank at 5354 E. 2nd St.
The menorah will be among the largest ever constructed locally, at a towering height of 12 feet and a width of eight feet.
“Last year was the first public menorah lighting ever in Belmont Shore – and now we’re excited and proud to make this an annual Chanukah event,” said Rabbi Abba Perelmuter of The Shul by the Shore in a statement.
The event, which is called “Light Up The Night,” is co-sponsored by the Belmont Shore Business Association, which Perelmuter calls “the hub of the community.”
“There is always a lot of foot traffic, people walking along 2nd St. shopping, dining, walking and being entertained in a variety of ways. It is a busy, vibrant, exciting area,” he said in an earlier statement.
“This special public event would not be possible without the help and support of the Shul by the Shore, its members, CitiBank, and the Belmont Shore business community,” the Rabbi added.
This year’s Chanukah Menorah Lighting falls on the fifth night of the celebrated Jewish holiday, also known as Festival of the Lights; an eight-day commemoration of the Maccabean revolt against its oppressors in the 2nd century.
Shul by the Shore, which has serviced the community for 21 years, holds its services at the Seaport Marina Hotel.