For the fourth straight year, the streets of Queens were lit up with a spectacular Menorah Parade, while spreading the message of Chanukah to all.
The annual Car Menorah Parade, which took place Wednesday evening, was arranged by Yeshivas T.T. Lubavitch of Queens, together with neighboring Shluchim and the local Jewish communities. It was directed by the Yeshiva’s Menahel, Rabbi Mendel Scharf and organized by some of the Yeshiva’s alumni Shluchim, Rabbis Yoel Vogel, Levi Paul and Hatomim Shamai Eidelman and Shmulik Segal.
About 50 vehicles toppes with Car Menorahs, as well as Mitzvah Tanks, paraded through the main streets of Central Queens, including Queens Blvd, 108th Street, Main Street, and Union Turnpike. The parade culminated with a public Menorah Lightning, at Federoff Triangle by Rabbi Eli Blokh, Shliach of Rego Park.
After the parade, the Bochurim hit the streets, handing out menorahs, as well as visiting locals at home, continuing to spread the joy of Chanukah.
The Parade caught the attention of thousands of pedestrians and residents of Forest Hills, Rego Park and Kew Garden Hills, making a major Persumei Nissa and a big Kiddush Hashem.
As one of the local residents told us with much excitement that the parade filled her with a sense of Jewish pride and encouragement to keep going.
The Parade was escorted by the local Police Departments and the Queens Shmira, who kept the parade smooth and safe.
For more information about the Queens Menorah Parade, please visit: www.QueensMenorahParade.info