Chabad of Greater Orlando held a grand Chanukah Menorah lighting in Winter Park, Orlando. Over 700 people joined in the event, which was visited by the mayor.
The crowd enjoyed entertainment by singer Yoel Sharabi, a Chanukah presentation by local Hebrew School students and Chassidic dancers.
“At no time in our celebration does this lighting have more meaning,” said Rabbi Sholom Dubov of Chabad of Greater Orlando, speaking about last month’s terror attack on the Chabad center of Mumbai. “There was an effort to extinguish a flame of free choice and free expression. We will commit ourselves to maintain his work,” Dubov said.