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Menorah lighting celebrates Hanukkah in Maplewood Square

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Wednesday evening was the 4th day of Hanukkah and residents of Wards 5 and 6 in the Maplewood Square area turned out to light the Menorah with Ward City Councillors Barbara Murphy and Stephen Winslow. Also joining them was Council President Craig Spadafora, School Committee members Keith Bernard, Joe Gray and Councillor Carey McDonald.

Thanks to the efforts of Mike Ardai, for constructing the portable Menorah. The four lights representing the four days of Hanukkah were lit, ceremonial prayers were recited, and a short history of Hanukkah was given by Lori Ardai.

Mike Ardai and his family, Lori, Alyssa and Vanessa. Mike built the battery powered Menorah used in Wednesday night’s event in Maplewood Square.
Maplewood Square was the sight of the Menorah lighting, celebrating the 4th Night of Hanukkah, residents joined elected officials in celebrating with the lighting of the Menorah, prayer, and song. Some even shared their thoughts on being hopeful for many humanitarian reasons, all for the good of mankind during this holiday season.
Last Wednesday evening Councillors Barbara Murphy and Stephen Winslow hosted a Menorah lighting in Maplewood Square. Local residents and elected officials turned out for the event.
Naomi Kahn with sons Jason and Rubin and Alyssa Ardai light the Menorah candles, signifying the 4 days of Hanukkah.
Lori Ardai reads a brief Hanukkah history, about the miracle of a day’s supply of oil lasting eight.
Ward 6 Councillor and Co-sponsor Stephen Winslow welcomes everyone and does the official introductions.
Ward 5 Councillor and Co-sponsor Barbara Murphy talks to a Malden resident prior to the ceremony. Maplewood Square is now part or Ward 5 and 6.
Rachana Gray happily sets up the Hot Chocolate table for those attending the Menorah lighting.

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