Families kick off Hanukkah with menorah lighting in Ardmore, Pennsylvania

ARDMORE, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — Hanukkah officially began at sundown on Sunday evening.

The eight-day Jewish celebration commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in the 2nd century BC.

Families began Hanukkah with the annual menorah lighting in Ardmore, which featured a maid menorah made by local students.

“There are many answers to the darkness, but in truth the Jewish answer must be to bring in more and more light. In a world that seems very dark at times, and a time when antisemitism may be on the rise a little, the one part it’s so important for us to realize is that we need to light a candle,” said Rabbi Mendy Cohen of Chabad Main Line .

The celebration at Suburban Square began with fun activities and traditional and festive treats.

The religious symbol can be found throughout the Delaware Valley.

In the media, State Street was transformed into a magical Hanukkah village with various stations around the square and its own menorah at the district courthouse.

“It’s just a good thing to get everyone out. Especially the last couple of years with Covid, a nice thing to celebrate,” said Jeff Goldfine of Merion Station.

The holiday extends over eight days and eight nights.

Events are planned throughout the region and a different candle is lit each evening.

On Monday, the Philadelphia 76ers will have a special Hanukkah celebration during their game against the Toronto Raptors.

On Tuesday, the Chanukah Car Menorah Parade takes place along Montgomery Ave at Merion Station. For more information, contact the Chabad Main Line: (610) 660-9900.

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