The menorah was lit outside Revere City Hall on Tuesday – marking the beginning of the Jewish holiday. Mayor Brian Arrigo and city officials, along with local Jewish leaders, lit the candles on the menorah to mark the eight-day celebration.
HAPPY CHANUKAH: Event organizer, Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky is shown lighting the main candle on the Menorah outside city hall on Tuesday.
Tobin Bridge Chabad Rabbi Sruli Baron lit a candle on the Menorah.
Carolers from the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center provided entertainment.
Tobin Bridge Chabad Rabbi Sruli Baron said the Maccabees fought back in reclaiming their faith during miracle of the battle.
Pictured from left to right: Mayor Brian Arrigo, Rabbi Lior Nevo, Rabbi Sruli Baron, event organizer/Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky, School Committee Member John Kingston, School Committee Member Michael Ferrante, City Council Vice President Richard Serino, Northeast Metro Tech School Committee Member Anthony Caggiano and Ward 5 Councillor John Powers.
Event organizer Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky said the city hall Menorah lighting began when George Colella was mayor.
Mayor Brian Arrigo lights a candle on the Menorah.
Mayor Brian Arrigo said events such as the annual Menorah lighting highlights what the community is all about.
Jack Satter House Chaplain Rabbi Lior Nevo lit a candle.
Jack Satter House Chaplain Rabbi Lior Nevo said we must spread light, not fight darkness.
Pictured from left to right: guests William Lipman, Joseph Cole, Inez Cole and Paul Fahey.