SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Religious School of Congregation Beth Israel hosted its community-wide Hanukkah party on Wednesday, Dec. 18. The festivities included games, arts and crafts, music, traditional potato latkes and other kid-friendly foods.

The Bible Players performed an interactive retelling of the Hanukkah story before Rabbi Howard Tilman lit candles on the menorah and Cantor Matt Axelrod led the children in song. (Story continues after video.)

Congregation Beth Israel has been recognized as an ABLE Awarded Congregation by the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest for its commitment to inclusion and accommodation for all its members. The temple is located at 18 Shalom Way, Scotch Plains, (corner of Martine Ave.). is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily local news source. Sign up for our free daily eNewsletter and “Like” us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.