Video Recap: Channukah Celebrations Around the World


DSC_6314Want a  quick glimpse of other communities celebrating Channukah? This is a recap of  various news casts documenting Channukah observance around the globe.  Chanukkah started at sundown Wednesdays night and will go through December 5.

“We all have our own struggles when we’re trying to do something better, sometimes comes hard. It’s easier to do, it’s easier to let it go. But we got to remember, that when we’re fighting for something good, we have enormous power,” said Yosef Sharfstein, Rabbi in Sioux City

This year’s Chanukkah is extremely rare. The next time it coincides with Thanksgiving will be in about 70,000 years.

“It’s definitely a once in a lifetime for many people. It’s a very special time because Hanukkah and Thanksgiving represent very similar values, similar backgrounds, thanking God for religious freedom — realizing our freedoms don’t come for granted and we have to thank God for them,” said Rabbi Mendy Greenberg of Bonita Springs.
(YWN – Studio B)


Sioux City, Iowa Celebrates Hanukkah


Woodbury County, Iowa Courthouse Hosts Menorah Lighting



Boston Mayor-Elect Walsh Lights Menorah In Downtown Crossing


Court Square Menorah Lighting In Springfield Massachusetts


Large Menorah Lit On First Night Of Chanukkah in Monroe


Fremont Street Grand Menorah lit for Chanukkah In Las Vegas


Sock Menorah Lit In Canada


Menorah Lit Marking Start of Hanukkah In Longmeadow Massachusetts


Menorah Lighting Kicks Off Hanukkah at Coconut Point, Bonita Springs FL


Celebrating Hanukkah with Rabbi Wolvovsky in Glastonbury CT


Menorah Lighting In Bethlehem NY

(YWN – Studio B)