The festival of lights will live up to its name this year in Montgomery, NJ. On Tuesday, December 11th, at least 800 people are set to pile into the hangar at Princeton Airport with the intention of breaking the world record for the most Hanukkah menorahs lit in a single place at one time.
The event is being held by the Jewish Center of Princeton and is sure to be a fun and memorable way to celebrate the midway point of the eight-day-long holiday. For the record to be set, all menorahs must be lit in unison, and no participant can light more than one menorah. 90 table captains, 30 monitors and 12 judges will be present to make sure that all activities are up to record-breaking standards, and judges require video or photographic documentation to make sure the record is set fairly. The current record for most menorahs lit in one place at one time was set in Merrick, NY last year, with the lighting of 782 menorahs.
The Jewish story of Hanukkah celebrates the miracle whereby one small jug of oil lasted for eight days and nights. A traditional time of family, celebration and togetherness, Hanukkah truly is a festival—and this year, perhaps a record-breaking one.
The location for this event is Princeton Airport at 41 Airpark Road in Princeton, NJ near Belle Mead. BestRentNJ.com rental apartments available for lease in Belle Mead include Pike Run Meadows and Pike Run Village. Other nearby apts and homes for rent include listings at Beekman Gardens and NewCenter Greens, both located in Hillsborough. Use BestRentNJ.com’s Apartment Locator to find the residence that’s right for you.