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The Contra Costa JCC brought the community together for the 2nd Annual Menorah Competition on Monday, November 30, at Congregation B'nai Shalom. It was a great evening of families celebrating the second night of Hanukkah together. 

The menorahs created by the children with help from their parents were on display for all to see. Hazzan Bernstein and Eric Shone led the group in Chanukkah songs. There were delicious latkes made from scratch by the CBS Men's Club and jelly donuts, too. The judges made sure the children explained their menorahs and why they chose to make them.

At the end of the night, the winning menorah was "Edible Science" by the Leitersdorf family, who shared pieces of it with anyone who wanted to have another yummy treat before heading home. 

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Below are the competing menorahs and a few more images from the event. We thank our sponsors Contra Costa JCC, Beth Chaim Cong., CCJDS, Chabad of Contra Costa, Cong. B'nai Shalom, Cong. B'nai Tikvah, PJ Library Bay Area, Shevet Egoz and Temple Isaiah. We are also grateful for everyone who joined us to make this night so much fun.

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