RED BANK: PARK MENORAH COMES TO LIGHT

About 50 people gathered in Red Bank’s Riverside Gardens Park for the annual Menorah Lighting Monday night.

Rabbi Marc Kline of Monmouth Reform Temple in Tinton Falls and Pastor Steve Brown of First Baptist Church in Red Bank led the Chanukkah event, sharing some thoughts on light for the season.

Shown above, from left: Pastor Brown; James Dalton, who provided the music; Rabbi Kline; and Jess Alaimo of Red Bank RiverCenter, who coordinated the event.

(Photos courtesy of Rabbi Marc Kline. Click to enlarge)

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RED BANK: LOCAL TREE SPRUCES UP PARK

Red Bank’s annual centerpiece Christmas tree is up and ready for trimming in Riverside Gardens Park.

And in a break from most years, this one came from a front yard right in town.

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RUMSON: MENORAH LIGHTS THE NIGHT

121714 menorah11121714 menorah2Congregation B’nai Israel’s menorah lit up the second night of Hanukkah in Rumson Wednesday evening. Rabbi Jeff Sultar led the group of more than a hundred congregants in two prayers, one for each candle. Many of the children took part by holding signs reminding everyone of the different parts of the prayers. They then proceeded inside to a symbolic meal of fried potato latkes,  jelly donuts and spinning dreidels while Rabbbi Sultar made his way to the Red Bank train station to light the menorah there.  (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)

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MARKING CHANUKAH, OUTDOORS AND IN

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congregation-2More than a dozen of the faithful marked the Jewish celebration of Chanukah with a menorah lighting and songs Saturday night at the Red Bank train station.

On Sunday, members of Congregation Beth Shalom on Maple Avenue gathered for a Chanukah celebration with a menorah lighting, kids’ crafts and activities, including Dreidel spinning games, and traditional holiday fare such as latkes and chocolate coins. (Photos by Peter Lindner. Click to enlarge)

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