(PHOTOS) – Decatur Menorah Lighting

Posted by Decaturish.com December 10, 2015

By Jonathan Phillips, contributorĀ 

Chabat Intown held their annual lighting of the giant menorah in Decatur square on Dec. 10.

More than a hundred people came out to eat potato latkes, spin dreidels, listen to music performed by Michael Levine and watch as Mayor Jim BaskettĀ and Rabbi Ari Sollish lit the lanterns.

Mutik Schusterman sets up the giant menorah before the start of the Chanukah celebration in Decatur Square on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Mutik Schusterman sets up the giant menorah before the start of the Hannukah celebration in Decatur Square on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Carol Epstein (left) hands Andrew Sugarman and his mother Elysa a potato latke during the Chanukah celebration in Decatur Square on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Carol Epstein (left) hands Andrew Sugarman and his mother Elysa a potato latke during the Hannukah celebration in Decatur Square on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Delilah Wolf picks out a dreidel during the Chanukah celebration in Decatur Square on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Delilah Wolf picks out a dreidel during the Hannukah celebration in Decatur Square on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Benedict Lubell (left) and his brother Isaac move through the potato latke and jelly donut line during the Chanukah celebration in Decatur Square on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Benedict Lubell (left) and his brother Isaac move through the potato latke and jelly donut line during the Hannukah celebration in Decatur Square on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Matt Friedman (left) holds his son Jett in front of the giant menorah during the Chanukah celebration in Decatur Square on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Matt Friedman (left) holds his son Jett in front of the giant menorah during the Hannukah celebration in Decatur Square on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Twinkle Star the Clown makes balloon animals during the Chanukah celebration in Decatur Square on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Twinkle Star the Clown makes balloon animals during the Hannukah celebration in Decatur Square on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Rifqa Sa'Aadat (left) and Ashanti Aaliyah fill their plates with potato latkes during the Chanukah celebration in Decatur Square on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Rifqa Sa’Aadat (left) and Ashanti Aaliyah fill their plates with potato latkes during the Hannukah celebration in Decatur Square on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Michael Levine sings to the crowd during the Chanukah celebration in Decatur Square on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Michael Levine sings to the crowd during the Hannukah celebration in Decatur Square on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Delilah Wolf spins around to a dreidel song during the Chanukah celebration in Decatur Square on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Delilah Wolf spins around to a dreidel song during the Hannukah celebration in Decatur Square on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Heather Spiegel (right) holds her daughter Ellie during the Chanukah celebration in Decatur Square on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Heather Spiegel (right) holds her daughter Ellie during the Hannukah celebration in Decatur Square on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Mayor Jim Baskett speaks to the crowd during the Chanukah celebration in Decatur Square on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Mayor Jim Baskett speaks to the crowd during the Hannukah celebration in Decatur Square on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Mayor Jim Baskett lights the center lantern on the giant menorah in Decatur Square during the Chanukah celebration on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Mayor Jim Baskett lights the center lantern on the giant menorah in Decatur Square during the Hannukah celebration on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Rabbi Ari Sollish lights the giant menorah in Decatur Square during the Chanukah celebration on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Rabbi Ari Sollish lights the giant menorah in Decatur Square during the Hannukah celebration on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Rabbi Ari Sollish lights the giant menorah in Decatur Square during the Chanukah celebration on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Rabbi Ari Sollish lights the giant menorah in Decatur Square during the Hannukah celebration on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

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