Last night, on the second night of Chanukah we had a HUGE Rutgers campus menorah lighting outside, in the middle of campus! Rabbi Shaya Shagalow opened up with some words of Torah about the significance of lighting the Chanukah candles. Our beloved RA, Esther Esquenazi then spoke and shared the relevance of the Chanukah lighting for us today, at Rutgers. Meir Brodsky lit the candles and we all sang the brachot together. We then enjoyed delicious, fresh latkes and donuts. The menorah lighting was followed by our annual menorah car parade. We drove through ALL FIVE Rutgers campuses, Highland Park, and Edison, with lit up menorahs on the tops of our cars. We truly publicized the amazing miracle of Chanukah and lit up the dark, cold Rutgers campus.
Special THANK YOU to Rabbi Shaya, Meir Brodsky, Jon Dubin, Alec Naroditsky, Daniel Parks, Natanel Niazoff, Adam Nachman and others for helping setup and cleanup the Chanukah event. And another special SHOUT OUT to Talia Friedman Haber, a Rutgers alum and former RA, for her continued support in helping to plan the parade route (a few times over!) and being THE ONE that created our menorahs and started this beautiful tradition! She currently lives in Israel with her husband. THANK YOU to everyone who joined us and made the evening so special. Happy Chanukah!