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Hanukkah celebration in Babylon

Six-year-old Enzo Koch (middle) sat eagerly awaiting the

Six-year-old Enzo Koch (middle) sat eagerly awaiting the menorah lighting and Hanukkah celebration at Congregation Beth Sholom Saturday night. He was nestled between his grandfather, Victor Domingos, of West Babylon and Domingos' fiancee, Judith Golden Fruente. (Dec. 8, 2012) Photo Credit: Kathleen Fordyce

Hanukkah celebration at Congregation Beth Sholom in Babylon welcomes all faiths during the annual menorah lighting.

Congregation Beth Sholom welcomed the community to its
Photo Credit: Kathleen Fordyce

Congregation Beth Sholom welcomed the community to its menorah lighting ceremony and Hanukkah celebration Saturday night. The crowd followed along with prayer and song packets written in both Hebrew and English. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Rabbi Abraham Axelrud led the crowd gathered at
Photo Credit: Kathleen Fordyce

Rabbi Abraham Axelrud led the crowd gathered at Congregation Beth Sholom in reciting prayers and blessings when lighting the first candle on the menorah Saturday night. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Rabbi Abraham Axelrud invited local leaders, leaders from
Photo Credit: Kathleen Fordyce

Rabbi Abraham Axelrud invited local leaders, leaders from other faiths and the community to Congregation Beth Sholom's Hanukkah celebration Saturday night to learn more about Jewish beliefs and traditions. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Six-year-old Enzo Koch (middle) sat eagerly awaiting the
Photo Credit: Kathleen Fordyce

Six-year-old Enzo Koch (middle) sat eagerly awaiting the menorah lighting and Hanukkah celebration at Congregation Beth Sholom Saturday night. He was nestled between his grandfather, Victor Domingos, of West Babylon and Domingos' fiancee, Judith Golden Fruente. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Congregation Beth Sholom in Babylon lit its large
Photo Credit: Kathleen Fordyce

Congregation Beth Sholom in Babylon lit its large menorah Saturday on the synagogue's front lawn during a ceremony on the first night of Hanukkah. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Congregation Beth Sholom lit the first candle on
Photo Credit: Kathleen Fordyce

Congregation Beth Sholom lit the first candle on its menorah Saturday night during a ceremony and celebration for the community. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Bishop William Murphy joined Congregation Beth Sholom's menorah
Photo Credit: Kathleen Fordyce

Bishop William Murphy joined Congregation Beth Sholom's menorah lighting ceremony and Hanukkah celebration Saturday night. (Dec. 8, 2012)

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