Monroe holds Hanukkah celebration on first night of holiday

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Monroe residents celebrated the first night of Hanukkah with a large celebration featuring the state’s largest menorah.

Mr. Dreidel Man kicked off the celebration by lighting the first candle.

Hot cocoa, doughnuts and latkes were served to keep everyone warm.

Those celebrating said that Hanukkah represents positivity, freedom and hope.

“It’s just a beautify celebration to be able to be here in a public space with hundreds of people around celebrating the light, celebrating the miracles that we have in our lives,” said Chabad Jewish Center director Eliezer Zaklikovsky.

Zaklikovsky added that Hanukkah marks a time to show kindness to and help others.

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