First hockey-stick menorah-lighting in Islip

By RANDALL WASZYNSKI
Posted 12/18/19

Chabad of Islip Township will host Hanukkah on Main Street at the head of the Brightwaters Canal on Sunday, Dec. 22 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. And for the first time on Long Island, the menorah for the …

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First hockey-stick menorah-lighting in Islip

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Chabad of Islip Township will host Hanukkah on Main Street at the head of the Brightwaters Canal on Sunday, Dec. 22 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. And for the first time on Long Island, the menorah for the lighting is shaped like a hockey stick.

“To raise interest and excitement for the menorah lighting, we like to make menorahs with a twist,” said Rabbi Shimon Stillerman. “This year [we chose] to make a hockey stick menorah. Besides doing so because of hockey being a popular sport on the island, with a strong fan base, we will also highlight a message we can learn from the hockey sport, in adding light and goodness in a world of darkness.”

Local government officials will be present for the event, including Islip Town supervisor Angie Carpenter. The great big chocolate gelt drop and parachuting dreidels will be put on by the Bay Shore Fire Department.

Two tickets for the New York Islanders game the following night at Nassau Coliseum will be raffled off at the event, and the first 50 kids in attendance will be recipients of a Hanukkah giveaway. The free community event for the whole family will feature music, balloon twister, crafts for kids and great food in the event tent, including hot latkes, hot cocoa and doughnuts. 

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