Fire and Ice


This year’s annual menorah-lighting ceremony in Clinton, kicking off the start of Hanukkah, looked a little different this year with the 9-foot menorah made completely of ice. On Dec. 10, community members gathered on the Village Green to watch the menorah lighting. The ceremony started with Rabbi Didy Waks giving the audience a background about Hanukkah and the proper way to light a menorah. In addition to an in-person ceremony, the menorah-lighting event was streamed via Zoom. As the ceremony came to an end, Waks’s children Mendel, 9; Yetta, 7; Nissi, 5; and Ari, 2 sang a couple of Hanukkah songs. The outdoor event featured live music.


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