LONGMEADOW/SPRINGFIELD – While this year might be a bit different, Chanukah light still spread across Western Massachusetts. Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy (LYA) held several Covid-safe Chanukah programs that reached all ages and segments of the community.
Families enjoyed Chanukah fun driving around town on Chanukah Car Scavenger Hunt, organized by Chabad Hebrew School. Participants looked for dancing dreidels on Converse Street and searched for oil on Silver Birch Road. At each stop families received various Chanukah items like light up necklaces, menorahs and dreidels. Shown here, Lily and Emma Doldt served as Dancing Dreidels during the scavenger hunt.
Richard Goldstein picks up a Taste of Chanukah gift bag organized by LYA. Free of charge the bag included latkes, Chanukah cookies, challah, chicken soup and salad. The bags were sponsored in part by a grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.
A menorah caravan on Memorial Bridge, as LYA staff prepare to drive around the light of Chanukah through Springfield and Longmeadow.Square in Springfield
The Springfield Jewish Community Center parking lot was the place to be on Sunday, December 13 for the 8th Day Drive-In-Concert. The audience sat socially-distanced in their cars to celebratethis Chanukah event, which was organized by LYA and sponsored by the Jewish Endowment of Western Mass. Shown here, Gabi Gesin enjoys a roof top view of the Chanukah Car Concert.
Rabbi Yakov Wolff, State Senator Eric Lesser, Rabbi Chaim Kosofsky and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno socially-distant, but united at the annual Menorah lighting at Court Square in Springfield