From left, Hayli Firtell, 9; Deborah Rothenberg of Fort Myers; Sabrina Rothenberg, 5; Lisa Yaker of Estero; Gitty Friedman, 8; and Yonati Freidman of North Miami Beach light Shabbat and holiday candles during Rosh Hashana celebrations at Bonita Bistro in the Comfort Inn in Bonita Springs on Friday evening. Hosted by the Chabad of Bonita Springs, the Jewish New Year service began with the lighting of the candles — which symbolizes a Jewish woman’s potential to illuminate the world and igniting the spiritual flame. “Just a little bit of light can expel a lot of darkness,” said Rabbi Mendy Greenberg.

Photo by TRISTAN SPINSKI, Daily News

From left, Hayli Firtell, 9; Deborah Rothenberg of Fort Myers; Sabrina Rothenberg, 5; Lisa Yaker of Estero; Gitty Friedman, 8; and Yonati Freidman of North Miami Beach light Shabbat and holiday candles during Rosh Hashana celebrations at Bonita Bistro in the Comfort Inn in Bonita Springs on Friday evening. Hosted by the Chabad of Bonita Springs, the Jewish New Year service began with the lighting of the candles — which symbolizes a Jewish woman’s potential to illuminate the world and igniting the spiritual flame. “Just a little bit of light can expel a lot of darkness,” said Rabbi Mendy Greenberg.

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