NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – City leaders and members of the Jewish community gathered to light Nashville’s menorah to recognize the beginning of Hanukkah.
Mayor Megan Barry was joined by Nashville-area rabbis at the event Monday night at Public Square Park.
The event featured live music before the lighting of the large menorah on the plaza.
“Hanukkah is the message of creating light and sharing light in the dark world we have today. We light the candles on the menorah and every day we add another deed of goodness and kindness to make this world a better place,” said Rabbi Yitzchok Tiehel.
This is the 12th year the Nashville mayor has taken part in the ceremony.
Hanukkah began at sundown on Sunday.