Hanukkah menorah workshop well attended


Ava Ross, 12; Anna Peterson, 13; Jordan Walsh, 10; and Lila Peterson, 11, created their own

CARMEL – Hanukkah will take on a special meaning this week for scores of Jewish families when the traditional menorah is lighted thanks to Putnam Chabad and Home Depot in Southeast.
The two organizations teamed up Sunday by offering a free menorah workshop and more than 100 families took advantage of the experience.
Rabbi Avi Korer thanked Home Depot for its “community spirit. It’s wonderful to know that we have such fine community partners in our county. We welcome the entire Putnam population to our menorah lightings on Thursday in Carmel and next Sunday in Cold Spring.”
Lori Naughton of Brewster, who attended the workshop with her son Henry, 8, agreed. “Everyone is in the holiday spirit thanks to this get-together. It’s so wonderful seeing people of all faiths and backgrounds joining in today.”
Hanukkah begins Tuesday night.