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Happy Hanukkah – Jewish Congregation of Marco Island celebrates Festival of Lights

See larger Two lamps, plus the central servant flame, are lit, commemorating an ancient miracle. The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island gathered Wednesday evening for a candle lighting ceremony and klezmer concert on the second night of Hanukkah. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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Two lamps, plus the central servant flame, are lit, commemorating an ancient miracle. The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island gathered Wednesday evening for a candle lighting ceremony and klezmer concert on the second night of Hanukkah. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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  • Proud grandpa - Julie Kotzer brought Jacob, 15 months, down from Toronto for a visit with Jacob's grandparents Allan and Sydell Waxman. The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island gathered Wednesday evening for a candle lighting ceremony and klezmer concert on the second night of Hanukkah. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Two lamps, plus the central servant flame, are lit, commemorating an ancient miracle. The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island gathered Wednesday evening for a candle lighting ceremony and klezmer concert on the second night of Hanukkah. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The kitchen crew: Maxine Brenner, Lee Rubenstein, Lulu Seidman, and Bert Posner. The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island gathered Wednesday evening for a candle lighting ceremony and klezmer concert on the second night of Hanukkah. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Rabbi Edward Maline relaxes in his office. The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island gathered Wednesday evening for a candle lighting ceremony and klezmer concert on the second night of Hanukkah. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Marie Neil helps herself to some of the latkes, the traditional potato pancakes of Hanukkah. The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island gathered Wednesday evening for a candle lighting ceremony and klezmer concert on the second night of Hanukkah. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Julie Kotzer brought Jacob, 15 months, down from Toronto for a visit with Jacob's grandparents Allan and Sydell Waxman. The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island gathered Wednesday evening for a candle lighting ceremony and klezmer concert on the second night of Hanukkah. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Harvey Brenner, membership chairman, takls with past president Roger Blau. The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island gathered Wednesday evening for a candle lighting ceremony and klezmer concert on the second night of Hanukkah. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The giftshop, staffed by Sharon Rubenstein and Shirley Posner, sells Jewish and everyday merchandise. The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island gathered Wednesday evening for a candle lighting ceremony and klezmer concert on the second night of Hanukkah. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Bett Martinez, center, gets into the clarinet music. The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island gathered Wednesday evening for a candle lighting ceremony and klezmer concert on the second night of Hanukkah. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island gathered Wednesday evening for a candle lighting ceremony and klezmer concert on the second night of Hanukkah. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

With a little ceremony, a little music, a little Hebrew, some latkes and cake, the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island celebrated the coming on Hanukkah Wednesday evening. What’s not to like?

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