A ceremony was held in Pinner recently to mark the fifth night of the Jewish festival of Chanukah.
Rabbis, councillors, and members of the Jewish community gathered on the corner of Bridge Street and Love Lane to light a ceremonial menorah – a traditional eight-branch candelabrum which is the symbol of Judaism.
Councillor Janet Mote, Mayor of Harrow, opened the ceremony and spoke regarding the contemporary significance of the festival, followed by Councillor Marilyn Ashton, who spoke about how wonderful it was to see the Jewish community out in force to celebrate their heritage.
The event was arranged by Rabbi Shaya and Leah Green, representatives of the worldwide Chabad Lubavitch movement in Pinner. The event was attended by a strong 150-plus crowd, despite the weather!
During the ceremony, the traditional food associated with Chanukah, doughnuts, and other goodies were distributed to participants.