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Mayor John Lewis Lights Menorah

15Gilbert Mayor John Lewis climbed aboard a cherry-picker at SanTan Village Wednesday night to light a giant Menorah in celebration of the fifth night of Hanukkah.  The Chabad Jewish Center hosted Gilbert’s first Menorah Lighting ceremony.  With latkes, donuts and gifts for the children, Mayor Lewis and Town Manager Patrick Banger joined in the festivities.  Rabbi Shimi Ash led a large crowd in a Jewish blessing as they lit the candles of the Menorah, and individual candles for each resident.  It is sure to become the start of an annual tradition.

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