Celebrating Hanukkah in Hewlett


On the first night of Hanukkah, Dec. 2, the Hewlett and Woodmere communities gathered at the Veterans Memorial Plaza at the intersection of Broadway and West Broadway in Hewlett to light the menorah. The eight-day Jewish holiday celebrates a military victory and the miracle of a small amount of oil lasting eight days and nights to light the temple.

There were bubbles, dreidels, hot chocolate, latkes, music and a special appearance by Dreidel Man and his superhero friends.