PHOTOS: 2022 Community Menorah Lighting

photo by: Mike Yoder

A crowd watches as Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel lights the menorah during the annual Community Menorah Lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022, at the Lawrence Public Library. The annual event is hosted by the Chabad Center for Jewish Life.

A crowd gathered on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate Chanukah by lighting the community menorah at the Lawrence Public Library. Chanukah began on Dec. 18 and continues through Dec. 26. The menorah-lighting event was organized by the KU Chabad Center for Jewish Life.

photo by: Mike Yoder

Members of the Tum Balalaika Klezmer Band, which is made up of Ukrainian refugees, perform Jewish folk music at the Community Menorah Lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022, at the Lawrence Public Library.

photo by: Mike Yoder

A child sports festive headgear at the annual Community Menorah Lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022, at the Lawrence Public Library. The annual event is hosted by the Chabad Center for Jewish Life.

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