In celebration of Hanukkah, residents of every religion were invited to a special menorah lighting.
The Chabad Jewish Center of Naperville hosted the ceremony at City Hall, which brought together members of Naperville’s Jewish community to commemorate the festival of lights.
“Tonight in honor of the fifth night of Hanukkah we gathered over here at the Riverwalk to light the menorah outdoors. Specifically we light the menorah when it’s dark to show that a little bit of light can dispel much darkness,” said Rabbi Mendy Goldstein, Director of the Chabad Jewish Center of Naperville.
After the menorah was lit, attendees celebrated by dancing, eating latkes and spinning dreidels.
“Just to see the big menorah lit up, it makes me feel very proud to be a Jewish person living in Naperville,” said Ilyse Jarman, a member of the Chabad Jewish Center of Naperville.
This was the sixth year of Chabad’s public menorah lighting in Naperville.
Naperville News 17’s Evan Summers reports.
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