Lighting celebration marks beginning of Hanukkah

(Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
Hudson Kaufer, 11, of Cutchogue lights a menorah Tuesday, the first night of Hanukkah. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

North Fork Reform Synagogue and Cutchogue New Suffolk Historical Council commemorated the start of Hanukkah Tuesday afternoon with a menorah lighting celebration at Cutchogue Village Green. 

The eight-day festival of lights began at sundown.

Howard Eilenberg led songs and offered a brief explanation of the holiday during the Cutchogue ceremony, which was followed by a reception at the synagogue.

(Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
The lighting took place at Cutchogue Village Green. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)