Vineland Celebrates the Festival of Lights with Largest Menorah in South Jersey

VINELAND – Downtown Vineland celebrated Hanukkah, the Jewish “Festival of Lights” by lighting the largest menorah in South Jersey.
The Jewish Federation of Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties sponsored the event which featured music, dancing, potato latkes, and fellowship.
The menorah was constructed by Kane Steel of Millville, NJ in 1994 and has been a fixture over the years at several locations in the Vineland area with it remaining at the site of the former Precision Watch and Clock building over the past year. The building is located on the 600 block of Landis Avenue and was owned by the late Holocaust survivor, Leon Zylberman.
“A little light dispels much darkness,” said Rabbi Yisroel Rapoport of Sons of Jacob Congregation in Vineland.  "The menorah, which we light in our homes each Hanukkah, lights up our lives.”
Rapoport took the lead behind the creation of the menorah as well as the annual "Hanukkah Live" outdoor menorah-lighting ceremonies in Vineland which have taken place for over two decades.
For more information about the Jewish Federation of Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties, visit their website at

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