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Rabbi Mendy Bukiet explains the menorah is made of cans, because it was the first time Hannukah overlapped with Thanksgiving.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hanukkah Celebration

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 |

Rabbi Mendy Bukiet explains the menorah is made of cans, because it was the first time Hannukah overlapped with Thanksgiving.

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Jack Gootkin enjoys a falafel.

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 |

Jack Gootkin enjoys a falafel.

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Dana Neeman, Yaniv Saadon and Hava Neeman

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 |

Dana Neeman, Yaniv Saadon and Hava Neeman

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Gwen Dodson, left, attends with her aunt, Charity Steckel, and cousins, Mirav Steckel, center, and Chaya Steckel, right.

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 |

Gwen Dodson, left, attends with her aunt, Charity Steckel, and cousins, Mirav Steckel, center, and Chaya Steckel, right.

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Landon Heitner, as Judah Maccabee, hands out dreidels.

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 |

Landon Heitner, as Judah Maccabee, hands out dreidels.

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River Strand residents Jack and Gayle Mutchnick, center, came with their family, Ben, Will, Amilia and Maggie Hilton.

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 |

River Strand residents Jack and Gayle Mutchnick, center, came with their family, Ben, Will, Amilia and Maggie Hilton.

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Schroeder-Manatee Ranch President and CEO Rex Jensen, Congressman Vern Buchanan and Manatee County Commissioner Vanessa Baugh made sure to attend.

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 |

Schroeder-Manatee Ranch President and CEO Rex Jensen, Congressman Vern Buchanan and Manatee County Commissioner Vanessa Baugh made sure to attend.

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Jason Cobb gives his daughter, Phoebe, a birds-eye view of the ceremony.

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 |

Jason Cobb gives his daughter, Phoebe, a birds-eye view of the ceremony.

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Marcia Lichtenstein makes jelly doughnuts.

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 |

Marcia Lichtenstein makes jelly doughnuts.

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Sandie and Brad Ivers with Jennifer Schiff

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 |

Sandie and Brad Ivers with Jennifer Schiff

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Brad, Jack and Jen Kaiser try food after watching the ceremony.

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 |

Brad, Jack and Jen Kaiser try food after watching the ceremony.

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Zohara Cohen cheers on The Extreme Team, as they perform.

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 |

Zohara Cohen cheers on The Extreme Team, as they perform.

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Abigail Zion, 13, prepares to try an acrobatic stunt.

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 |

Abigail Zion, 13, prepares to try an acrobatic stunt.

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Chilly weather doesn’t keep Walker Christensen, pictured with his father, Brian, from eating a snow cone.

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 |

Chilly weather doesn’t keep Walker Christensen, pictured with his father, Brian, from eating a snow cone.

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