Published On: Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014

VIDEO: New Hope-Solebury & Lambertville Community Choir sings at Chanukah on the Delaware; last menorah lighting tonight

Rabbi Aaron Gaber from Brothers of Israel in Newtown performs Chanukah blessings as Mayor Larry Keller of New Hope (r) joins in

Rabbi Aaron Gaber (center) from Brothers of Israel in Newtown performs Chanukah blessings as Mayor Larry Keller of New Hope (r) joins in

The New Hope-Solebury & Lambertville Community Choir put on a soulful, inspirational performance during the seventh Chanukah on the Delaware celebration in New Hope on Monday.

They followed Rabbi Aaron Gaber from the Brothers of Israel in Newtown, who began the program with the traditional Chanukah blessings over the candles.

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 Tuesday’s lighting, the last this year, features blessings by Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg of Temple Beth El in Yardley.

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.

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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