Hanukkah celebration at Congregation Beth Sholom in Babylon welcomes all faiths during the annual menorah lighting.
Congregation Beth Sholom welcomed the community to its
Congregation Beth Sholom welcomed the community to its menorah lighting ceremony and Hanukkah celebration Saturday night. The crowd followed along with prayer and song packets written in both Hebrew and English. (Dec. 8, 2012) (Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)
Rabbi Abraham Axelrud led the crowd gathered at
Rabbi Abraham Axelrud led the crowd gathered at Congregation Beth Sholom in reciting prayers and blessings when lighting the first candle on the menorah Saturday night. (Dec. 8, 2012) (Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)
Rabbi Abraham Axelrud invited local leaders, leaders from
Rabbi Abraham Axelrud invited local leaders, leaders from other faiths and the community to Congregation Beth Sholom's Hanukkah celebration Saturday night to learn more about Jewish beliefs and traditions. (Dec. 8, 2012) (Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

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Six-year-old Enzo Koch (middle) sat eagerly awaiting the
Six-year-old Enzo Koch (middle) sat eagerly awaiting the menorah lighting and Hanukkah celebration at Congregation Beth Sholom Saturday night. He was nestled between his grandfather, Victor Domingos, of West Babylon and Domingos' fiancee, Judith Golden Fruente. (Dec. 8, 2012) (Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)
Congregation Beth Sholom in Babylon lit its large
Congregation Beth Sholom in Babylon lit its large menorah Saturday on the synagogue's front lawn during a ceremony on the first night of Hanukkah. (Dec. 8, 2012) (Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)
Congregation Beth Sholom lit the first candle on
Congregation Beth Sholom lit the first candle on its menorah Saturday night during a ceremony and celebration for the community. (Dec. 8, 2012) (Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)
Bishop William Murphy joined Congregation Beth Sholom's menorah
Bishop William Murphy joined Congregation Beth Sholom's menorah lighting ceremony and Hanukkah celebration Saturday night. (Dec. 8, 2012) (Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)