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2011 DC Hanukkah Candlelighting

Over 50 elected officials, city staff and residents attended the candlelighting on the first evening, including Chairman Brown, Attorney General Irv Nathan, and Council Members Muriel Bowser, Michael Brown, Mary Cheh, and Tommy Wells. JCRC organized the first night candle lighting with the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington. The DC Jewish Community Center and Jews United for Justice were invited to host additional nights.


DC's Chairman & Attorney General
DC's Chairman & Attorney General

Mayor Gray at the Ceremony
Mayor Gray at the Ceremony

Five Council Members Join the First Night
Five Council Members Join the First Night

Participants for the Second Night of Candle Lighting
Participants for the Second Night of Candle Lighting

Mayor Gray & the 8th Night Group
Mayor Gray & the 8th Night Group

JHS Lighting the Menorah
JHS Lighting the Menorah

JCRC Lighting on the Second Night
JCRC Lighting on the Second Night

The Candles Burn Brightly
The Candles Burn Brightly

The Eight Night Candles Are Lit
The Eight Night Candles Are Lit

The Eighth Night
The Eighth Night

At Closer Inspection
At Closer Inspection

Traditional jelly doughnuts, gelt, and dreidels for Hanukkah
Traditional jelly doughnuts, gelt, and dreidels for Hanukkah

JUFJ Reading the Last Night Prayers
JUFJ Reading the Last Night Prayers

Reading Hanukkah Stories
Reading Hanukkah Stories


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