Town celebrates the start of Hanukkah


On Dec. 7, supervisor Ed Romaine (center) and town clerk Kevin LaValle (left) celebrated the first night of Hanukkah at the annual Community Menorah Lighting ceremony at Brookhaven Town Hall in Farmingville. The annual holiday event was led by Rabbi Mendy Goldberg (second from left) of the Lubavitch of the East End/Chabad House of Coram. Also in attendance were New York State Sen, Dean Murray (second from right) and Suffolk County sheriff Errol D. Toulon Jr. (right). Guests enjoyed traditional Hanukkah songs and stories, entertainment and refreshments, including hot latkes and donuts.

The focus and goal of the Chabad House is to provide an environment for Jewish men, women and children that is relaxed yet challenging, a place of stability yet full of movement and growth, an atmosphere for reflection and joyous expression. For more information about the Lubavitch of the East End/Chabad House of Coram, go to or call 631-698-4000.