Only five Jewish families live in the 140-home Vickery Lake subdivision in Cumming, but those numbers didn’t stop resident Bob Goldstein from asking for equal treatment at the community’s holiday display. The Christmas tree that sits in a large gazebo by the entrance to the subdivision will be joined for the second year by a large menorah Goldstein built himself. The menorah has been received well by the neighbors, Goldstein told the AJT, and it is now considered a holiday fixture. “It pleases me,” he said, “that a small gesture of Judaism can glow in Forsyth and Cumming.”

For those in Forsyth and surrounding areas, there will be a menorah lighting and Chanukah celebration on Dec. 26 at The Collection at Forsyth.