Dedication of New Menorah after Vandalism

December 9, 2002

Source: Sun Journal

On December 9, 2002 the Sun Journal reported that "it was a night for both Jews and non-Jews to celebrate the Hanukkah holiday. In the basement of Main Street’s Goff Building [in Maine], about 50 people gathered Thursday for a city-run Hanukkah party with food, toys and music. Meanwhile, at the Auburn synagogue, another 50 people gathered to dedicate the new menorah, replacing a 'mega-menorah' demolished two years by vandals... Candace Platz, a leader of the synagogue, said she was grateful for the help of people from throughout the community who donated money for the construction, mounted on a cement base. Donors included the Lewiston-Auburn Interfaith Council, St. Dominic Regional High School and Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church."