Thursday, December 29, 2005

Giant Lego menorah at Palisades Mall

The Journal News:

WEST NYACK — Building a giant menorah at the Palisades Center mall yesterday took coordination, teamwork and a whole lot of Legos.
More than a hundred children and parents crouched on the ground floor of the mall to put together Lego pieces for what would eventually become a 6-foot-high menorah. The event was the centerpiece of a two-hour Hanukkah celebration sponsored by Chabad of Rockland and Chabad Jewish Enrichment Center of Chestnut Ridge....
Between 5,000 and 7,000 Lego pieces were used in building the menorah, said Lee Magpili, a supervisor at the Palisades Center's Lego store, which lent the pieces for the event.
Not everyone who helped build the menorah was Jewish...
Sylvia Morsellino of Buffalo, N.Y., and her two sons were shopping at the Palisades Center when they saw the celebration and decided to join in. Morsellino, who is Catholic, said she wanted to expose her sons to different cultures.
"I want to make sure they get a little bit of everything growing up," she said...
posted by Y.W. Editor
at 10:57 PM

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