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Honorable Governor Gina Raimondo lights the menorah at the State House
December 11, 2015
On Thursday, December 10, Governor Gina Raimondo and her family joined representatives from the Jewish and Israeli communities in Rhode Island and friends at the State House for a menorah candle lighting. Link to ABC Channel 6 news report.
The menorah lighting was organized by Rabbi Yehoshua Laufer, director of Chabad - Lubavitch of Rhode Island. Rabbi Laufer has organized this event for the past 26 years.
The ceremony included greetings from the Governor, Rabbi Laufer, and performances by members of the Jewish community. At the end of the ceremony, Latkes were served to the participants.