Monday, December 10, 2012
The annual event took place Saturday, commemorating the first night of the Jewish holiday.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Congregation Gesher Shalom, the Jewish Community Center of Fort Lee with Rabbi Kenneth Stern, Cantor Paul Zim and Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, among others, celebrated the first night of Hanukkah Saturday, hosting their annual Menorah lighting. Members of the Fort Lee Jewish community sang traditional Hanukkah songs and officially lit the first candle on the Fort Lee Menorah. The annual event took place at the “triangle”—the small area formed by Lemoine Avenue, Main Street and Schlosser Street—as is the local tradition, and it was followed by a celebration with food and festivities back at the Synagogue. Fort Lee is now completely alight for the holidays; the borough's annual kickoff to the holidays took place Thursday at the Fort Lee …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The annual holiday boutique is Sunday, Dec. 2; the community Menorah lighting takes place Dec. 8, the first night of Hanukkah. Both events are open to the public.
Congregation Gesher Shalom, the Jewish Community Center of Fort Lee, is holding its annual “Holiday Boutique” Sunday, featuring “many vendors” selling jewelry, accessories, clothing and other gift items, in addition to Judaica and baked goods, according to organizers. Rabbi Kenneth Stern of Gesher Shalom said everyone is welcome, and that “there’s nothing religious about” the annual event. “It’s basically pre-Hanukkah and pre-holiday shopping for anybody who would like to come,” Stern said. “It’s not limited to Jewish ritual items or anything like that; it’s gifts.” Stern added that because Hanukkah “revolves around oil,” there will also be homemade applesauce available for sale at the holiday boutique. “[The applesauce] can go with potato…
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The Menorah is located in downtown Fort Lee where Main, Lemoine and Schlosser come together; each night for the eight nights of Hanukkah, one additional candle will be lit. Add your Hanukkah photos to the gallery.
Fort Lee’s community Menorah lighting took place Tuesday at the “triangle” in Fort Lee—the small area formed by Lemoine Avenue, Main Street and Schlosser Street. Sponsored by Congregation Gesher Shalom, the event was in celebration of the first night of Hanukkah. Rabbi Kenneth Stern welcomed those gathered, as a light rain began to fall, saying they would sing several Hanukkah songs before asking someone standing nearby the Menorah to “throw the switch.” “There’s an opinion in the public that said you start with eight and you go in descending order,” Stern said. “I’m almost happy to say that’s what we should do tonight, just so it isn’t one lonely candle.” He added, “But majority rules, and we have to start with one and go up.” Stern then …