Manhasset public menorah lighting celebration

Manhasset public menorah lighting celebration
Photo courtesy of Chabad of Manhasset

On Dec. 5, hundreds of Manhasset residents will join in Manhasset’s annual menorah lighting and Hanukkah celebration. Town officials, representatives of the Northwell Health and Rabbi Mendel Paltiel will ignite a nine-foot Hanukkah menorah erected on the Town Hall lawn, followed by a community-wide celebration.

The event, hosted by the Town of North Hempstead and the Chabad of Manhasset, will take place at 4:30 p.m. on the fourth night of the eight-day holiday, a supersized menorah will be lit. Following the menorah lighting ceremony, hundreds will participate in dancing, singing and eating with live music, hot latkes, dreidels, donuts, coffee, provided by Starbucks, and more. A special Menorah Ambulance will be present providing some holiday health tips, provided by the Northwell Health.

The event is cosponsored by North Shore University Hospital of Northwell Health, King Kullen Supermarket, Showcase Kitchens and Karen Sabag New York.

The purpose of this event is to bring the entire Manhasset Community together for Hanukkah, said Rabbi Mendel Paltiel, co-director at Chabad of Manhasset

“The message of the Hanukkah menorah is the message of light,” Paltiel said. “The nature of light is that it is always victorious over darkness. A small amount of light dispels a lot of darkness. Another act of goodness and kindness, another act of light, can make all the difference.”

For more information about Hanukkah and a local schedule of events visit

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