December 22, 2011
700 menorahs lit simultaneously
Some 700 people lit Chanukah menorahs simultaneously.
The guests at the Merrick Jewish Centre lit the menorahs on the second night of Chanukah in order to break the world record for the most menorahs lit at the same time.
If deemed successful, it would beat the previous world record set in 2009, when 358 people lit menorahs simultaneously at a nightclub in Moscow.