Around fifty members and guests of the Comunidad gathered on Friday December 7th
at the synagogue Social Center
to light the large shul menorah, together with many smaller menorahs brought
along by others.
Mario Periera recited the blessings and the Hanerot Halalu at the lighting of
the fourth candle
and everyone joined in the singing of Moaz Tzur. There followed the lighting
of the Shabbat Candles,
after which we all made our way into the synagogue for the Shabbat Service.
This was followed by a special Kiddush
Table on which was heaped all kinds of mouth watering foods, many of which
were of the traditional
variety such as lutkas, fried fish, and doughnuts. Hunukkah Gelt, Dreidals,
and Festive Decorations abounded,
and song sheets provided us with words for the Hunukkah "Sing Along".