State Senator Jeff Klein, and Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj hosted the 21st annual Chanukah celebration on at Bronx House , where Bronx children, senior citizens, and local faith leaders gathered to light a ten-foot menorah at Bronx House. They sang traditional songs, drank hot cocoa and ate cookies and gelt during the festivities.
Later, Senator Klein and Assemblyman Gjonaj joined Bronx residents and local faith leaders at Einstein Hospital and then at the White Plains Road and Pelham Parkway South to light two more menorahs.
“ we gathered with our families and friends to celebrate Chanukah. We must continue to reflect on the true meaning of this holiday and remember the menorah’s symbolism of resilience and hope. I wish you a very safe and happy holiday,” said Senator Jeff Klein.
“Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is a holy time of celebration spent amongst family and friends,” stated Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj. “I am honored once again to join my friend Senator Jeff Klein in lighting the menorahs within our district and celebrating this very special holiday with the proud members of our Jewish community here in the 80th Assembly District.”
“Bronx House is delighted to host Senator Klein's 21st Annual Menorah Lighting ceremony. This event, celebrating the Jewish Community's Festival of Lights commemorates the Miracle of the Flame. We are thrilled to have one of the state's most effective and respected leaders representing our community in government. Jeff's effectiveness keeps the flame shining in Pelham Parkway,” said Howie Martin, C.E..O., Bronx House
Below are the three Menorah lighting's by Senator Klein and Assemblyman Gjonaj.