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Hundreds Gather for Menorah Lighting in Bellmore

The community unites for the last day of Hanukah.

On the last day of Hanukah, hundreds gathered at Veteran's Memorial for the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmore's Annual Menorah Lighting on Wednesday evening. 

Residents, business owners and elected officials enjoyed a night filled with prayer, singing and coming together.

Rabbi Dahlia Bernstein of the Bellmore Jewish Center said that she was moved by the event.

"I want to acknowledge how beautiful it is that we live in a community that embraces people of all traditions," she said. 

Bellmore residents enjoyed the night also.

Elyane Berkowitz said that she attended the Menorah lighting for many years.

"I think this is wonderful," the Bellmore resident of 50 years said. "It is great for all of us to come together and do this." 

Ross Kapitansky came out with his 5-year-old daughter, Samantha.

"It's really nice that the Jewish community can come together and celebrate in a public forum," he said.

Chamber president Debby Izzo said that she was pleased with the event.

"I was very happy with the turnout," she said. "It is a beautiful night and the sky is clear." 


FedUpRealist December 06, 2013 at 10:46 AM
It's so nice that the darn PC progressives (that would be liberals for those of you in Rio Linda) haven't ruined this beautiful ceremony...Refering to it as a MENORAH lighting is the CORRECT way to refer to this wonderful TRADITION...Now let's see if these scrooges will see the errors of their recent ways (calling it a holiday tree) and call the lighting of the CHRISTMAS tree exactly that...It has NEVER been nor ever will be a mere holiday tree and NEVER should be refered to as such...
Mrsderanged December 06, 2013 at 12:00 PM
FUR, I could not agree more! Well said! :)

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