Spectacular Hanukkah celebrations

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The City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, in collaboration with the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, Brown RISD Hillel, the Board of Rabbis of Greater Rhode Island, Kosher for the People and Congregation Beth Sholom sponsored a celebration of Hanukkah on Dec. 5 in downtown Providence at Biltmore Park. A good time was had by all as they listened to music, participated in arts and crafts and tried out the sufganiyot among other activities.

Also on Dec. 5, Chabad of Rhode Island sponsored a car menorah parade through Providence and surrounding towns.  The parade ended at the Rhode Island State House with the lighting of an outdoor menorah and remarks by Gov. Dan Mckee, among others.