The community joined together for the traditional Lighting of the Menorah a Bayview Park on November 30th. Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman noted that this is the 7th year for this special gathering.
Members of the community lit each light, starting with Mayor Teri Johnston. The other lights were lit by Commissioners Clayton Lopez, Gregory Davila, Billy Wardlow, Police Chief Sean Brandenburg, Fire Chief Alan Averette, School Board Member Mindy Conn, and B’nai Zion President Fred Covan.
Rabbis Shimon Dudai and Jacob Zucker led the ceremonial lighting. The ceremony included song, dance, and socializing.
In the photo: Commissioner Gregory Davila, City Manager Patti McLauchlin, Mayor Teri Johnston, School Board Member Mindy Conn, Commissioners Clayton Lopez and Billy Wardlow, B’nai Zion President Fred Covan, Fire Chief Alan Averette, Police Chief Sean Brandenburg, Rabbi Jacob Zucker, and Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman.