Celebrating the “Festival of Lights”

(ABC 6 News) -Tuesday, marks the third day of Hanukkah – an eight day celebration of the reclaiming of the holy temple in Jerusalem. 

The celebration commemorates the Jewish people rising up against their Greek Syrian oppressors in second century BCE.

Chabad Lubavitch is the center for Jewish life in Rochester. While it serves the Rochester community it also brings the Jewish faith to those who are away from home.

During the holiday, Chabad gives menorah kit to those that request them, this includes community members and patients at Mayo Clinic.

ABC 6 News anchor Conner Nuckols was the Galleria in University Square in downtown Rochester for the lighting of the menorah and shares this story.