Hanukkah ceremony at Parsippany Town Hall

Mayor Soriano lighting the shamash on the Menorah

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.

Rabbi Andrew Sklarz, Temple Beth Am

Mayor Michael Soriano lite the shamash (9th candle) on the Chanukah menorah.

Mayor Soriano lighting the shamash on the 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.

Rabbi Mordechai Baumgarten, Chabad Center of Northwest New Jersey
The children at Temple Beth Am signing Hanukkah songs
Julie Schwarzwald, Adath Shalom
The Menorah at Parsippany Town Hall
Mayor Soriano lighting the shamash on the Menorah
The Lassiter Family lighting the first candle on the Menorah on Sunday, December 2

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