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Community Menorah Lighting

close up of menorah

Over 200 community members attended The Inaugural Capitol Hill Menorah Lighting in 2014 to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah and begin a new annual tradition in the neighborhood. The BID and Hill Havurah co-sponsored the menorah lighting, which took place right next to the Capitol Hill George Didden Holiday Tree also known as “Big George.”

The 9-foot outdoor menorah was dedicated to BID Past Board Chairman Paul Pascal for his dedication to the mission and vision of the Capitol Hill BID since 2003 as a board member and his seven years as Chairman from 2007-2014. Families and community members gathered in the plaza, enjoying hot chocolate and coffee served by our “men in blue” as well as jelly doughnuts and potato latkes, which are traditional foods served during Hanukkah.

This year’s event will be held on the front steps of Reformation (212 East Capitol Street NE) on Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 from 5:00 to 6:00 PM. Come celebrate! 

menorah lighting 10Photo credit: Steve Kolb