BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Menorah Lighting and Festivities scheduled for Sunday, December 29 at 6 p.m. has been moved indoors due to rain in the forecast. Join the community in celebrating the last day of Chanukah and the lighting of the candle.
This annual tradition, that is in its fourth year, was started when resident Donna Aflalo approached Herman Maftes of starting a new Berkeley Heights tradition of sharing words and bringing the community together in all cultures and all societies -- and spreading the light of Chanukah.
"We count on light -- without light, we live in darkness," Councilwoman Susan Poage said at last year's ceremony. She gave a modern day explanation of Chanukah. "Think of your cell phone at two percent juice and miraculously it lasts a week -- that is Hanukah in modern times," she said in jest.
After the ceremony, the crowd will enjoy festivities and Jewish traditions of Chanukah.
Come "spread the light" to celebrate this time of year!
Note: In 2017, Yoram Aflalo created a "one of a kind" lighted dreidel that rotates on an axel.