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Over 100 adults and children were fascinated by the hands-on experience of crafting their own shofars. Rabbi Shalom Ber Prus presented various horns and then demonstrated how a horn is transformed into a Shofar. Participants were then able to experience the process themselves with their very own Shofar. Afterwards, participants enjoyed a presentation from a beekeeper. They were able to touch the honeycomb, smell the beeswax and taste apples dipped in fresh local honey.
Chanukah took off with a bang with hundreds gathered at the Annual First Night of Chanukah Family Celebration. The evening began with an escape artist performance and a musical Havdallah service with Rabbi Shalom Ber Prus. We were honored with the presence of Lieutenant Bruce Apotheker from the Newton Police Department, who lit the Shamash candle of the large outdoor Menorah. Dr. Bruce Dezube was honored with the lighting of the first candle. The celebration continued indoors with an incredible Jazz Band, full Chinese buffet dinner, latkes, donuts and a premium open bar. The kids enjoyed Chanukah crafts while a strolling mentalist entertained all ages.
Families enjoyed a Chanukah Balloon Extravaganza with multiple Chanukah themed activities and treats. The children enjoyed a music and movement with Chanukah songs followed by the lighting of the magnificent 15 foot balloon Menorah.