Thursday, December 13, 2012
A rabbi from Chabad Lubavitch Synagogue of Cherry Hill presided over the ceremony.
Haddonfield's annual Hanukkah menorah was officially lit Wednesday night in front of the borough library in a ceremony that featured prayers, songs and traditional snacks. The Chabad Lubavitch Synagogue of Cherry Hill presided over a brief, 6 p.m. ceremony, attended by two dozen people and the three borough commissioners, and spoke of the significance of holding the event on the fifth day of Hanukkah. "Last year we had an unfortunate incident here in Haddonfield and we specifically chose tonight and there's a reason for it," said Rabbi Mendel Mangel. "The fifth night of Hanukkah takes us from more dark to light. We felt this was the community we should show more caring and more light." A six-foot tall menorah erected by Chabad Lubavitch …
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Haddonfield's stolen menorah turns up days after it went missing.
If scrap metal thieves did steal Haddonfield's menorah, they won't get their money's worth. Police found the religious symbol Friday near Elizabeth Haddon School. The Courier-Post reports that the 6-foot menorah was spotted by a student's parent. Thieves stole the menorah just one day before Haddonfield planned to gather to mark Hanukkah. Following the theft, organizers from Cherry Hill's Chabad Lubavitch replaced the menorah with an even bigger version, lighting candles atop a 10-foot menorah.
A 6-foot menorah reported stolen from Library Point on Wednesday was found Friday near Elizabeth Haddon School.
Friday, December 23, 2011
A day after a Hanukkah menorah was stolen from Haddonfield, it was replaced with a larger one.
On Wednesday morning, 4-year-old Isabella Wallet was riding past Library Point in her mother’s car when she noticed the menorah was missing. Isabella attends preschool at the Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill and was excited when she first saw the 6-foot menorah. Her mother had no explanation as to why it was missing just days before a scheduled lighting ceremony. The menorah—which police said was stolen—made a triumphant return Thursday, to the joy of Isabella and a large crowd that filled the park in front of the Haddonfield Public Library known as Library Point. The rabbis and congregation of Chabad Lubavitch replaced the menorah with a larger one, a day after thieves pulled the stolen menorah from the ground. Haddonfield Police …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
"We'll replace darkness with light," Rabbi Yitzchok Kahan said.
Haddonfield Police Chief John Banning said today he has no reason to regard the theft of a 6-foot Hanukkah menorah Tuesday from Library Point as a crime of intolerance. "We have no reason to believe it's any other type of crime other than theft," Banning said. The menorah was made of aluminum and may have been a target of scrap-metal thieves, Banning said. The borough has been plagued by more than three dozen brazen thefts of copper downspouts from homes over the last year, often while residents are inside. The menorah was reported missing on Wednesday morning. Only the metal studs that held it down were visible in the ground outside of the Haddonfield Public Library by the afternoon. Rabbi Yitzchok Kahan, the program and youth director of…
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The 6-foot menorah was ripped from the ground in a theft reported on Wednesday afternoon.
A 6-foot, metal Hanukkah menorah was stolen from borough property in front of the Haddonfield Library overnight Tuesday. The theft was reported on Wednesday afternoon, police said. An eyewitness reported seeing several police cars with emergency lights on and several men wearing yarmulkes, who appeared to be very agitated, shortly after 1 p.m. today at the scene. Police Chief John Banning confirmed the menorah was reported missing but declined further comment. A metal bracket bolted to the ground with four screws protruding was all that was left of the menorah on Wednesday afternoon. It stood next to a sign reading: "Chabad Lubavitch wishes you a Happy Chanukah." The menorah was erected by Chabad Lubavitch Synagogue of Cherry Hill. There …