The second night of Hanukkah was celebrated on Monday, Dec. 3, at the Great Neck Long Island Rail Road station at the corner of Middle Neck Road and Station Plaza, along with Chabad of Great Neck Cohen Hebrew High School.
The school’s CoinOrah, a menorah that was filled with coins the students collected and will donate to charity, was lit at 6 p.m.
“They actually filled up the entire thing, but we couldn’t get it to stand,” said a rabbi at the menorah lighting.
The rabbi, teachers, family and friends were proud of the students.
The message of Hanukkah was discussed: “A small light can dispel lots and lots of darkness,” said the speakers.
To demonstrate this, the rabbis handed out candles to attendees, so that all of the guests and spectators could help light each other’s candle.
The spirit of Hanukkah was also celebrated in song, both in English and Hebrew. The crowd sang along and danced.
Refreshments, including doughnuts and hot chocolate were served. Participants had so much fun celebrating the festival of lights.