Hanukkah Festival draws hundreds

Posted at: 12/02/2012 9:17 PM
Updated at: 12/02/2012 10:27 PM
By: KOB.com Staff

The Jewish Community Center in Albuquerque held its 10th annual Hanukkah Festival Saturday.

Hundreds of people showed up at the Embassy Suites for the non-stop entertainment, food and holiday shopping.

Festival organizers said the holiday event is put on to welcome everyone in the community whatever their religious background may be.

"It's a great occasion to celebrate community, culture, tolerance and religious freedom," Jewish Center Executive Director Dave Simon said. "And we want to share that with everyone in the Albuquerque community, whether they're Jewish or not Jewish."

Organizers also lit a ceremonial menorah this afternoon.

Hanukkah begins Dec. 8