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Chabad of Culver City Host Menorah Lighting at Downtown Culver Steps

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Bertrand Edwards

On Thursday, Dec. 7th, the first night of Hanukkah, Chabad of Culver City hosted a Menorah lighting complete with Hanukkah songs, food, entertainment, and activities for children. For entertainment, a keyboard player played classic Hanukkah songs, and a magician did magic tricks and trivia to engage his audience. There was also an arts and craft area for children, as well as a raffle with chocolate coins (gelt) and dreidels. Rabbi Levi Begun then lit the Menorah and sang prayers. Among the food served were latkes, and an assortment of creme-filled donuts.

Mayor Albert Vera Jr. (left) gets ready to hand the torch to light the Menorah to Chabad of Culver City’s Rabbi Levi Begun (right).

Of those who made an appearance at the Menorah lighting were Mayor Albert Vera Jr., Councilman Dan O’Brien, Councilman Freddy Puza, and Chief of Police Jason Sims. Albert Vera Jr. helped light the torch for the Menorah.

It was a joyous way to start The Jewish Festival of Lights.

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Hana Varsano, Staff Writer
Hi, my name is Hana Varsano. I have been writing for the Centaurian since 2020. I am Jewish and love making baked goods inspired by that heritage. In my free time, I like to write and listen to music. My goal is to be in a writing-related job post-college and to be a cat mother.
Bertrand Edwards, Staff Photographer
Hi, I'm Bert and this is my senior year at CCHS. This is my first year as a photographer for The Centaurian. Outside of the Journalism club, I write for the Culver Chronicle and take photos for the yearbook. My interests include photography, as well as history, astrophysics, antiquing and baking.

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