Tuesday Dec. 2rd. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. along with Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer, Rabbi Israel Greenberg, Rabbi Michael S, Miller, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda, Councilman Elect Andrew Cohen, and many others celebrated the official Bronx Chanukah Menorah lighting.
Dr. Ruth (as she is known) said that she was 85 years old, and that she brought her daughter who still lives in the Bronx with her for this Chanukah Menorah lighting. Students from the Kinnert Day School sang the traditional national anthem, and then Hatikvah the national anthem of Israel. After a few short speeches Rabbi Greenberg, the elected officials, and Dr Ruth went over to light the Bronx Menorah which became a Bronx tradition under BP Diaz after he took office in 2009.
Left - Dr Ruth at age 85 speaks next to the podium so everyone would be able to see her.
Right - Students from the Kinnert Day School perform.
Left - Elected official line the first row, with several judges sitting in the second row.
Right - Rabbi Greenberg tells the story of Chanukah.
Right - Councilman Elect Cohen lights another Chanukah candle.
Left - Parkchester Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda lights a Chanukah candle.
Right - After all the candles are lit, BP Diaz dances with Dr. Ruth as Rabbi Greenberg sings a Chanukah song.