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Chabad of Tallahassee, FSU celebrate first night of Hanukkah

Posted at 11:19 PM, Nov 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-29 09:40:08-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Sunday marked the official start of Hanukkah and Chabad of Tallahassee used the first night to give back to others.

The 21st annual Jewish Community Chanukah Celebration at Lake Ella kicked off with the ceremoniously menorah lighting.

But take a look at this, it's a one of a kind menorah, built out of food donations from the community collected Sunday.

This is the first year the group has focused on a charity oriented menorah.

"The whole idea of Hanukkah again is a message of hope and light and positivity and we figure to connect kindness with hope, to connect Hanukkah, which is a message of hope and kindness and light with providing for the needy and the less fortunate," said Rabbi Schneur Oirechman.

Those donations will go to people in the community after the holidays.