Congregations of Shaare Shamayim assembled for the ceremonial lighting of the “World’s Largest Balloon Menorah” as part of their Hanukkah celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 17. The menorah’s height exceeded the current record of 20 feet by more than two feet.
A season to celebrate: Senior members of the Klein JCC join with youngsters from Anne’s Kids, a preschool program at the Klein JCC, for a candle lighting of a holiday Menorah marking the beginning of the eight day observance of the Jewish festival of Chanukah. The Menorah (above) is located at the main hallway of the building. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA
The kitchen already is an undeclared disaster area. On one counter, bowls with ingredients ranging from lumpy to velvety stand like sentries. On another, two chopping boards bear witness to the recent massacre of onions and carrots.