Menorah lighting ceremony held in Coney Island

The menorah was custom-made by Brooklyn artists and weighs over 1,000 pounds.

The menorah was custom-made by Brooklyn artists and weighs over 1,000 pounds. (11/27/13)

CONEY ISLAND - Coney Island residents celebrated the first night of Hanukkah Wednesday by holding a menorah lighting ceremony.

Borough President Marty Markowitz joined 93-year-old Holocaust survivor Jack Einstein to light the candle.

Rabbis say the menorah will serve as a symbol of light, unity and liberty. The menorah is 22 feet tall and 16 feet wide.

It was custom-made by Brooklyn artists and weighs more than 1,000 pounds.
 

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