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VIDEO: Capital Singers of Trenton raise spirits at Chanukah celebration in New Hope

The Capital Singers of Trenton directed by Richard M. Loatman put on a rousing performance during the sixth celebration of Chanukah on the Delaware in New Hope on Dec. 21.

They followed Alan Katz, a well-regarded tenor from congregation Ohev Shalom in Richboro, who began the program with inspired, pitch-perfect renditions of the Chanukah blessings.

Chanukah on the Delaware is the 6 p.m. nightly lighting of menorah candles from Dec. 16-23 at the base of the New Hope-Lambertville free bridge (across from Starbucks). The first-year event celebrates the diversity and unity of New Hope and Lambertville as a community, say organizers.

Everyone is welcome, and Monday’s lighting features music by Rick Rosen and friends, and blessings by Rabbi Aaron Gaber from Brothers of Israel in Newtown. Add to the mix the usual Starbucks hot cocoa, Dunkin’ Donuts, cookies by Jamie Hollander, dreidels and Belgian dark chocolate gelt, and it’s all one fun family time.

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Chanukah on the Delaware is sponsored by New Hope Free Press thanks to the generosity of Jamie Hollander Gourmet Foods, Giant Food New Hope, Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, J. Frydman and the invaluable assistance of New Hope Public Works, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, and Kehilat Hanihar.


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