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December 14, 2018  RSS feed
Culture

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Hanukkah around town


Chabad Centers of Tampa Bay The menorah lighting was shown on the video screens during the game. (L-R) Rabbi Yossie Dubrowski of Chabad of Tampa Bay; Rabbi Mendy Dubrowski of Chabad Chai of South Tampa and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Co-Chairman Bryan Glazer. Chabad Centers of Tampa Bay The menorah lighting was shown on the video screens during the game. (L-R) Rabbi Yossie Dubrowski of Chabad of Tampa Bay; Rabbi Mendy Dubrowski of Chabad Chai of South Tampa and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Co-Chairman Bryan Glazer. The podium for this year’s race was swept by female runners, as the top four athletes across the finish line were all women.

Stacy Hendry (Tierra Verde) was the overall race winner in 20:48, followed closely by Caroline Gipe (Tampa) at 21:09.

William Ferkile (St. Petersburg) led the men in 24:09, just barely ahead of Ryan Beck (St Petersburg) at 24:16.



Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jewish Heritage Day Karen Dawkins with grandsons Carson, left, and Jackson Dawkins, holding lighted candles as a giant menorah is kindled at a Tampa Bay Buccaneers pre-game tailgate. The Bucs Jewish Heritage Day was sponsored by the Chabad Centers of Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jewish Heritage Day Karen Dawkins with grandsons Carson, left, and Jackson Dawkins, holding lighted candles as a giant menorah is kindled at a Tampa Bay Buccaneers pre-game tailgate. The Bucs Jewish Heritage Day was sponsored by the Chabad Centers of Tampa Bay.

The Tampa Bay Lightning Jewish Heritage Night Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik prepares to light a menorah outside the Amalie arena. The event drew some 300 people to the arena for Lightning Jewish Heritage Night, co-sponsored by the Tampa JCC and Federations and Chabad Centers of Tampa Bay. The Tampa Bay Lightning Jewish Heritage Night Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik prepares to light a menorah outside the Amalie arena. The event drew some 300 people to the arena for Lightning Jewish Heritage Night, co-sponsored by the Tampa JCC and Federations and Chabad Centers of Tampa Bay.

Chabad of Clearwater Beach celebration Kids scramble to catch some of the hundreds of bags of chocoalte gelt dropped by Rabbi Levi Hodakov, director of Chabad of Clearwater, from a Clearwater Fire & Rescue truck. Photos by Joseph Garnett Jr. Chabad of Clearwater Beach celebration Kids scramble to catch some of the hundreds of bags of chocoalte gelt dropped by Rabbi Levi Hodakov, director of Chabad of Clearwater, from a Clearwater Fire & Rescue truck. Photos by Joseph Garnett Jr.

Congressman Charlie Crist was honored to light the Shamash on what was billed as the world’s funniest Menorah, assembled with over 1000 Laffy taffy candies at the Chabad of Clearwater’s Hanukkah Concert & Celebration on Clearwater Beach on the final night of the festival. Congressman Charlie Crist was honored to light the Shamash on what was billed as the world’s funniest Menorah, assembled with over 1000 Laffy taffy candies at the Chabad of Clearwater’s Hanukkah Concert & Celebration on Clearwater Beach on the final night of the festival.

(L-R) Lenny Farrell, Ben Farrell, Rabbi Levi Hodakov and Dan Farrell, who was honored with lighting the eight candles on the nine-foot-tall menorah. (L-R) Lenny Farrell, Ben Farrell, Rabbi Levi Hodakov and Dan Farrell, who was honored with lighting the eight candles on the nine-foot-tall menorah.

Chabad of Greater St. Petersburg Hanukkah in the city Vicky York and Lily Salcman with the Dreidel Mascot at the Hanukkah in the City celebration. Chabad of Greater St. Petersburg Hanukkah in the city Vicky York and Lily Salcman with the Dreidel Mascot at the Hanukkah in the City celebration.

Rabbi Alter Korf of Chabad of Greater St. Petersburg prepares for the Gelt Drop atop the firetruck ladder. Rabbi Alter Korf of Chabad of Greater St. Petersburg prepares for the Gelt Drop atop the firetruck ladder.

Crowds at the Sundial in downtown St. Petersburg lighting up their finger lights in preparation of the kindling of the menorah on the first night of the festival at the 16th Annual Hanukkah in the City. Lighting the menorah were St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and Abraham Reichbach. Crowds at the Sundial in downtown St. Petersburg lighting up their finger lights in preparation of the kindling of the menorah on the first night of the festival at the 16th Annual Hanukkah in the City. Lighting the menorah were St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and Abraham Reichbach.

Car parade this year, a Parade of Light with a Car Menorah Parade through the streets of the city. Pictured here, cars pull out onto busy Park Street. Car parade this year, a Parade of Light with a Car Menorah Parade through the streets of the city. Pictured here, cars pull out onto busy Park Street.

Keyvan Kohan waves as he pulls onto busy Park Street at the start of the parade. Keyvan Kohan waves as he pulls onto busy Park Street at the start of the parade.

Congregation B’nai Israel Chase the Dreidel 5K The 4th annual Chase the Dreidel 5K stepped-off the starting line at Congregation B’nai Israel of St. Petersburg, on Sunday, Dec. 2. Dr. Richard Sorkin, dressed as the running dreidel, led a field of 180 registered runners through the race course, in what has now become the largest Hanukkah-themed 5K east of the Mississippi River. Congregation B’nai Israel Chase the Dreidel 5K The 4th annual Chase the Dreidel 5K stepped-off the starting line at Congregation B’nai Israel of St. Petersburg, on Sunday, Dec. 2. Dr. Richard Sorkin, dressed as the running dreidel, led a field of 180 registered runners through the race course, in what has now become the largest Hanukkah-themed 5K east of the Mississippi River.

Chabad Jewish Center of West Pasco At Trinity Park Rabbi Yossi Eber of the Chabad Jewish Center of West Pasco with New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe who lit the shamash candle at the festival, held on the first night of Hanukkah in Trinity. Laiv Levy kindled the first candle. Photo by Jack Garner Chabad Jewish Center of West Pasco At Trinity Park Rabbi Yossi Eber of the Chabad Jewish Center of West Pasco with New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe who lit the shamash candle at the festival, held on the first night of Hanukkah in Trinity. Laiv Levy kindled the first candle. Photo by Jack Garner

Devin and Ireland Boyle enjoy the acrobat show. Devin and Ireland Boyle enjoy the acrobat show.

Congregation Beth Shalom, Clearwater Hanukkah extravanganza There were plenty of sweet treats to be had during Beth Shalom Hanukkah celebration. Congregation Beth Shalom, Clearwater Hanukkah extravanganza There were plenty of sweet treats to be had during Beth Shalom Hanukkah celebration.

JCC of West Pasco Boat Parade Jeff Hochstadt’s boat, sporting an illuminated menorah, dreidel and Happy Haunkkah signs, prepares to join the Cotee River Boat Parade in New Port Richey on Dec. 1. JCC of West Pasco Boat Parade Jeff Hochstadt’s boat, sporting an illuminated menorah, dreidel and Happy Haunkkah signs, prepares to join the Cotee River Boat Parade in New Port Richey on Dec. 1.

Children at Congregation Beth Shalom in Clearwater enjoyed Hanukkah related crafts at a Hanukkah Extravaganza event on Dec. 2 at the synagogue. Children at Congregation Beth Shalom in Clearwater enjoyed Hanukkah related crafts at a Hanukkah Extravaganza event on Dec. 2 at the synagogue.

Games, crafts, latkes and songs were included in a Hanukkah celebration at Congregation Beth Shalom in Clearwater. Games, crafts, latkes and songs were included in a Hanukkah celebration at Congregation Beth Shalom in Clearwater.

A giant Mench on a Bench, as well as an illuminated dreidel and other Hanukkah decorations, were part of an entry in the Cotee River Boat Parade in New Port Richey for the holidays. Next to the mench is Khloe Land. The boat was sponsored by the Jewish Community Center of West Pasco. A giant Mench on a Bench, as well as an illuminated dreidel and other Hanukkah decorations, were part of an entry in the Cotee River Boat Parade in New Port Richey for the holidays. Next to the mench is Khloe Land. The boat was sponsored by the Jewish Community Center of West Pasco.

Mark Land with his daughters, Khloe, center, and Kaylee, rode aboard a boat decorated to celebrate Hanukkah during the Cotee River Boat Parade in New Port Richey. Mark Land with his daughters, Khloe, center, and Kaylee, rode aboard a boat decorated to celebrate Hanukkah during the Cotee River Boat Parade in New Port Richey.

PJ Libraries Safety Harbor Library Alex Sembler, PJ Library coordinator for the Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties, reads “Latke, The Lucky Dog” at the Safety Harbor Library. Along with the story, there was food, games, crafts and music. PJ Libraries Safety Harbor Library Alex Sembler, PJ Library coordinator for the Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties, reads “Latke, The Lucky Dog” at the Safety Harbor Library. Along with the story, there was food, games, crafts and music.

Palm Harbor Library A mother and daughter making the Latke the dog puppet during the PJ Library program at the Palm Harbor Library. This will be the third year that PJ Library and the Jewish Federation have partnered with the public libraries for a Hanukkah event. Palm Harbor Library A mother and daughter making the Latke the dog puppet during the PJ Library program at the Palm Harbor Library. This will be the third year that PJ Library and the Jewish Federation have partnered with the public libraries for a Hanukkah event.

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