Menorah Lighting On Plandome Road


Elected officials and residents attended a mega Menorah lighting hosted by the Town of North Hempstead and Chabad of Manhasset.

Children enjoyed a fire juggler performance. A fire engine and ambulance tour, provided by M-LFD and the North Shore University Hospital. The evening ended with lively Hanukkah music, Latkes, Donuts & Hanukkah Chocolate gelt. Councilwoman Lee Seeman and Rabbi Mendel Paltiel praised the nation’s religious freedom. Tributes were made to remember the Jews massacred at Pittsburgh last month, for peace in Israel, and to honor former president George H.W. Bush’s life.
“Chanukah’s message is that a little light dispels a lot of darkness.” said Paltiel “goodness will prevail” in light of the recent anti-Semitic attack.
Event attendees included government and district officials. Nassau County Police Inspector Gregory Abruzzo, Deputy Inspector Officer Daniel F. O’Connor, Chief William Mazurkiewicz of the M-LFD, Deputy Executive Director Jon Sendach from Northwell Health, Deputy Executive Director Jon Sendach lit the torch of unity. Nassau County comptroller Jack Schnirman and Lee Seeman lit the menorah.
. “A candle lights another, each soul touches another and yet another” said Sarale Paltiel, co-director and founder of Chabad of Manhasset. “Let’s share the light of goodness and faith to all those around us”.

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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