.

Photos: Lego Menorah Lights Up Chanukah Sky

Happy Chanukah from Chabad of Mid-Peninsula!

Chabad of Mid-Peninsula's Peninsula's Lego Menorah lighting in Redwood City's Courthouse Square  Photo: Joan Dentler
Chabad of Mid-Peninsula's Peninsula's Lego Menorah lighting in Redwood City's Courthouse Square Photo: Joan Dentler
The adults did the heavy lifting, but it was the children of Chabad of Mid-Peninsula who took most of the credit for constructing the giant Lego menorah in Redwood City's Courthouse Square.

Children connected the Legos and made them into squared off "rings" to assemble the giant multi-colored menorah that lit up a cold December sky on the seventh night of Chanukah Tuesday.

Click on the slideshow above for highlight's from Tuesday's menorah lighting.

Rabbi Levi Potash was pleased with the evening's turnout and with the unique twist on the traditional menorah, a seven-branched lampstand, a symbol of Judaism since ancient times.

"We've had the annual menorah lighting for four years, but this is the first one made out of Legos. It was time to change things up a bit," said Rabbi Potash.

Families gathered in Courthouse Square for the festivities, which included food, music and the official lighting.

The Mester family helped construct the menorah, with Sarah and Noah, students at Laentrada School in Menlo Park, doing the connecting part.

"The kids made the whole thing, but the adults put it up. I helped build a 'fiver-section' with my brother," said Sarah.

Surveying her work, Sarah added, "It's so big, I can't believe it's made of Legos!"

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something