Chabad On Campus hosted their annual menorah lighting on the Queens College campus, this past Monday evening, December 19, the second night of Chanukah. A remarkable forty students watched a six-foot ice menorah being carved, while they enjoyed delicious sufganiyot and soothing hot chocolate for a wintry evening. The unique lighting ceremony was co-sponsored by the Queens College Hillel, and the OU’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (OU-JLIC). “It is always wonderful when the students come together, even in frigid temperatures, to celebrate Chanukah and show their Jewish pride on campus,” said Rabbi Shaul Wertheimer, rabbi, Chabad of Queens College.
“Having an ice sculpture menorah and hot chocolate are two conflicting, yet great choices keeping Jewish students intrigued because of the coolness of the menorah, as well as the warmth of the hot chocolate,” commented Danielle Fischgrund of Rockville Center. “I am also grateful to Deputy Inspector Kevin Chan, Commanding Officer of the 107 precinct, as well as Queens College Public Safety for ensuring public safety for attendees,” noted Rabbi Wertheimer.