CLINTON, NY - Local dignitaries were on hand Sunday to help celebrate Hanukkah in the village of Clinton.
An 8-foot tall Menorah was lit on the Village Green to commemorate the beginning of the 8-day long Jewish holiday known as the "Festival of Lights".
The Menorah was one of 15,000 public Menorahs that were lit world wide.
Rabbi Didy Waks of the Chabad of Clinton said both Jews and Non-Jews alike were invited to join in the celebration.
"That's really the whole goal. To bring more people together. Not to judge people, just to make more light, and that will send away the darkness. Dispell the darkness. That's the goal."
Following the lighting of the Menorah, traditional Hanukkah treats and delicacies were served.