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                                Rabbi Chaim S. Rivkin of Chabad of Kirkland lights the menorah on Dec. 22.

Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo Rabbi Chaim S. Rivkin of Chabad of Kirkland lights the menorah on Dec. 22.

Marking the beginning of Hanukkah in Kirkland

Chabad of Kirkland Jewish Community hosted its annual public menorah lighting on Dec. 22.

  • Wednesday, December 25, 2019 8:30am
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More than 300 people joined Chabad of Kirkland Jewish Community on Dec. 22 for the lighting of a public, nine-foot menorah at Marina Park to mark the beginning of Hanukkah. The lighting was followed by a community-wide celebration.

“The menorah serves as a symbol of Kirkland’s dedication to preserve and encourage the right and liberty of all its citizens to worship God freely, openly, and with pride. This is true especially in America, a nation that was founded upon and vigorously protects the right of every person to practice his or her religion free from restraint and persecution,” Rivkin said in a press release.

Rabbi Chaim S. Rivkin lights the menorah. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Rabbi Chaim S. Rivkin lights the menorah. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Mayor Penny Sweet and councilmember Black Neal at the Grand Menorah Lighting at Marina Park on Dec. 22. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Mayor Penny Sweet and councilmember Black Neal at the Grand Menorah Lighting at Marina Park on Dec. 22. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Community members at Marina Park in Kirkland for the Grand Menorah lighting on Dec. 22. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Community members at Marina Park in Kirkland for the Grand Menorah lighting on Dec. 22. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Chabad of Kirkland hosted its annual Grand Menorah Lighting event at Kirkland Marina Park on Dec. 22. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Chabad of Kirkland hosted its annual Grand Menorah Lighting event at Kirkland Marina Park on Dec. 22. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

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