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Hanukkah 2021: 40th annual Menorah Lighting held at Mount Trashmore

There were crafts and activities for kids, including a visit from Dizzy the Dreidel and Judah Maccabee, traditional treats, music and Hasidic dancing.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Today is the first day of Chanukah (Hanukkah) for 2021, and the Chabad of Tidewater hosted their 40th annual Menorah Lighting and celebration at Mount Trashmore Park in Virginia Beach. 

The event began at 4:30 p.m. and was open to all members of the public who wish to celebrate and observe. There were crafts and activities for kids, including a visit from Dizzy the Dreidel and Judah Maccabee, traditional treats, music and Hasidic dancing. 

“Everyone is especially excited about Chanukah this year,” said Rabbi Levi Brashevitzky of Chabad of Tidewater. 

“People are preparing to celebrate with family and friends, to fill their homes with the light of Chanukah, and there’s a palpable joy. The public Chanukah celebration is about sharing this light and joy with the broader community and all of Southeastern Virginia.”

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