Festival of lights draws a crowd to Novato


Marin Independent Journal | Dec 4 2013


20131204__nmij1205menorah~4.JPGThe Festival of Lights drew a crowd Wednesday night despite chilly temperatures in downtown Novato. The community celebrated Hanukkah with a menorah-lighting ceremony. The celebration, organized by the Chabad Jewish Center of Novato, featured dignitaries and community leaders, the lighting of a 10-foot menorah, a fire juggling show, music, hot latkes and doughnuts, and family activities. Rabbi Menachem Landa (top), of the Chabad Jewish Center, lights a menorah outside Whole Foods Market on the last night of Hanukkah. Above, Novato mayor Pat Eklund holds a candle during the ceremony.

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