Hours before the first night of Chanukah, West Coast Chabad threw a Chanukah party at City Hall in downtown L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined the celebration, along with L.A. city council members. The event, the 26th annual ceremony at City Hall, took place on Dec. 20, on the Spring St. steps of the building. Photos and captions below. Photos by David Miller Studios, Mushka Lightstone.
1. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa lights a menorah candle with Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin.
2. Hollywood Klezmer Band,, posing here, performed at the event
3. City Council Member Paul Krekorian speaks at the celebration.
4. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, children from Cheder Menachem, greets children from Cheder Menachem.
5. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin dance at the celebration.
6. Cheder Menachem Boys Choir, Orthodox children’s vocal group, performs.
7. Councilmember Tom LaBonge greets children at the event.
8. Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin, head of West Coast Chabad, speaks.