Mayor-Elect Joins Chanukah Celebration at Chabad of Ghana



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    Mayor-Elect Joins Chanukah Celebration at Chabad of Ghana

    At a Chabad house in the Ghanaian capital Accra, Eric Adams spoke about turning the pain of slavery into purpose, a message that he said was “personified” by “the Grand Rebbe of Crown Heights.” Adams, the outgoing Brooklyn borough president who also represented parts of Crown Heights as a State senator, talked about the Rebbe spreading “the energy and spirit of Judaism” by encouraging followers to open Chabad centers around the globe like the one in Accra • Full Story, Photos, Video

    New York Post

    Eric Adams showed off his Brooklyn roots in Ghana Wednesday night, stopping by a religious center in the West African nation to honor a major Jewish leader from Crown Heights during a local Hanukkah celebration.

    The Mayor-elect made the weeklong trip to mark the 400th anniversary of slavery coming to the US. He will be sworn in as the 110th mayor of New York City on Jan. 1.

    At a Chabad house in the Ghanaian capital Accra, Adams spoke about turning the pain of slavery into purpose, a message that he said was “personified” by “the Grand Rebbe of Crown Heights.”

    Adams, the outgoing Brooklyn borough president who also represented parts of Crown Heights as a State senator, talked about the Rebbe spreading “the energy and spirit of Judaism” by encouraging followers to open Chabad centers around the globe like the one in Accra.

    “We are looking at the seeds that he planted,” Adams told the crowd in a video of the remarks obtained by The Post. The Accra center is run by Chabad Rabbi Noach Majesky, a Brooklynite.

    On Sunday, the first night of Hanukkah, Adams attended a lighting of the world’s largest menorah in Manhattan.

    “We need each other, no matter how challenging it is, we know New Yorkers are resilient, strong and we’re people of faith,” Adams said Sunday at the Chabad-Lubavitch event.

    Adams has described his Ghana trip as a “spiritual journey” where he’ll connect with his ancestors who came to America in a slave ship. Adams will be the city’s second African American mayor.



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