PARSIPPANY — Members of Temple Adath Shalom, Temple Beth Am, Temple Shaya Ahavat Torah, Chabad Center of Northwest New Jersey, the Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Council, Parsippany residents joined for a Hanukkah ceremony at Town Hall on Sunday, December 2.
Mayor Michael Soriano lite the shamash (9th candle) on the Chanukah menorah.
On the Chanukah menorah, eight of the arms are for the candles which represent the 8 miracle days, and the ninth arm is for the candle used to light the others. … Only the 9 branch menorah can be used for Chanukah.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, attendees enjoyed hot potato latkes and donuts.