Shelter Island’s 3rd Annual Public Menorah Lighting

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Last year’s menorah lighting, with Rabbi Berel Lerman presiding.

A menorah lighting ceremony will be held on the front lawn of the Shelter Island Police department on Sunday December, 25 at 5:30 p.m. Elected officials as well as local residents and visitors are expected to be in attendance.

“The Menorah commemorates the story of Hanukkah and symbolizes the triumph of freedom over tyranny, light over darkness and good over evil. It’s a wonderful time to come  together and kindle a flame of hope, resilience and positivity,” remarked Rabbi Berel Lerman, spiritual leader of Chabad North Haven in the Hamptons who will be leading the menorah lighting ceremony.

On Hanukkah — the Jewish festival of lights, public menorah lighting ceremonies are held all over the U.S. and the world.

Here on the East End there are several menorah lightings taking place in Southampton, Sag Harbor, East Hampton, Montauk and Greenport.