Over the past eight nights, Atlanta Jews have been bringing their menorah lights outdoors to share the glow with the community.
In Cobb County, Mayor Tommy Allegood of Acworth and Mayor Derek Easterling of Kennesaw hosted menorah lightings together with Rabbi Zalman Charytan of Chabad of Kennesaw. Menorah lightings also took place every night of Chanukah at the site of the future home of Chabad of Kennesaw.
Chabad of Cobb set up large menorot throughout the East Cobb area. And Congregation Etz Chaim lit its outdoor menorah, along with a traditional table-topper, Dec. 13. The menorah lighting ceremony was followed by Chanukah songs by engagement director Heather Blake on guitar.
Further east, a large menorah for Chabad of Gwinnett graced Holcomb Bridge Road.
Chabad of North Fulton held a menorah lighting at Avalon, a menorah car parade, a Chanukah program at Newtown Park and a teen Chanukah event.
Elsewhere around the city, a two-story menorah and matching dreidel made from Christmas lights filled up the front yard of the Lips family home in Dunwoody.
A large wooden menorah stood in front of a home in Toco Hills. It was brought to Atlanta from New York by homeowners who constructed it themselves.
Zalmy Goldberg publicly celebrates Chanukah as he drives his truck around Atlanta.
Levi and Aliza Afrah stand with their children Aderet, Ayala, Orli and Nili in front of their menorah, celebrating the three Chanukah birthdays of Aderet, Orli and Nili.
At the Selig Center in Midtown, Atlanta artist Adam Podber painted a Chanukah menorah mural, “Light Over Darkness.” The mural was part of the 2020 Jewish Street Art Festival in which nine Jewish artists create a public art piece in their own city.