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Menorah lights burn brightly

12/13/2012 - West Side Leader
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By Kathleen Folkerth

Photos: Scott Horstman
FAIRLAWN — Candles burned brightly at the annual celebration of Hanukkah held at Summit Mall Dec. 10. Local Jewish organizations sponsored the event, which welcomed a crowd for traditional Hanukkah activities, music and foods.

Rabbi Mendy Sasonkin, of Revere Road Synagogue, is shown at right bottom, at left, with Rabbi Bob Feinberg, of West Akron’s Temple Israel, as they light the third candle of a menorah to mark the third night of Hanukkah.

Sasonkin is pictured again at right top as he leads the crowd in song.

The menorah is pictured at left as singers from The Lippman School in West Akron sing with Dreidel Man in the background.

This year, for the third time, the event served as a way to support the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank through the donation of canned goods, some of which were used to create a can menorah. Sarah Greenblatt, the director of the Hebrew program at The Lippman School, is pictured at right middle as she lights the can menorah. 

Hanukkah began at sundown Dec. 8 and concludes Dec. 16.

— By Kathleen Folkerth

 

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