The City of Cortland will be holding a Hanukkah Menorah Lighting tonight, Thursday, December 22nd, beginning at 6pm at Courthouse Park in the City of Cortland. The City invites residents of the community to celebrate with the lighting of the 6 foot tall public Hanukkah menorah.
Cortland Mayor Scott Steve will join residents in the lighting ceremony. Refreshments will be provided including chocolate Hanukkah gelt and Israeli-style jelly donuts.
“I hope that people of all faiths will join in celebrating the important message of Hanukkah and the hope of goodness represented by the Menorah,” Mayor Steve said. “The lighting of the Menorah as a community event reminds us of the need for courage to stand together against hatred and bigotry and to inspire kindness.”
There will also be complementary Hanukkah menorahs and candles to be distributed for participants to light at home.