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Giant Menorah to be lit at Yellowstone Park Sunday

Photo: Michael Perlman

Dec. 15, 2017 By Tara Law

A Forest Hills Chabad House will be lighting an 18-foot menorah at the entrance of Yellowstone Park on Sunday.

Chabad of Forest Hills/North, based at 108-05 68th Road, will celebrate the sixth night of Hanukkah with the traditional lighting at 6 p.m. as well as a fire show, a DJ with dancing dreidels and clowns, and jelly donuts.

Rabbi Mendy Hecht and his colleagues will light the menorah from a cherry picker truck provided by the FDNY. They will also drop chocolate coins from the truck.

Refreshments will be provided by the Brooklyn-based Kosher Quality Burger Cart.

The menorah is one of 15,000 public menorahs being sponsored by Chabads internationally.

The celebration will also mark 50 years since Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, known as the Rebbe and the founder of Chabad, initiated the Mitzvah Campaigns to encourage public observance of Jewish traditions.

The initiative promoted the display of menorahs in public spaces around the world.

The event will take place at the park, located on Yellowstone Boulevard between 68th Avenue and 68th Road.

The menorah serves as a symbol of Forest Hills’s dedication to preserve and encourage the right and liberty of all its citizens to worship G‑d freely, openly, and with pride,” said Hecht in a press release.

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