Lights in the darkness

COURTESY PHOTO Rabbi Berel Lerman, spiritual leader of the Center For Jewish Life in Sag Harbor, at the 5th annual public Menorah lighting December 1 on the front lawn of the Shelter Island Police Department headquarters.

Commenting on the joyous ceremony, Rabbi Lerman said, “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.”