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Rabbi Yossi Zaklikofsky looks on as Bellaire Mayor Andrew Friedberg lights the menorah at the 2017 Bellaire Chanukah Festival. (Photo: Joe Center)
Families gathered on the first night of Chanukah, Tues., Dec. 12, at Bellaire Town Square for “Flipped Out Chanukah,” the annual Bellaire Chanukah Festival hosted by The Shul of Bellaire. The evening included a dinner buffet, inflatables, carnival booths, Chanukah crafts, bottle flipping, latkes, gelt, a “Coin-orah” to be distributed for Chanukah gelt to victims of Harvey, plus a “Flip & Fly” aerial show.
(From left) Steven Becker, Chloe Becker, Ariel Becker and Mark Mucasey enjoying the Bellaire Chanukah Festival. (Photo: Joe Center)
Host families included Jennifer and Bellaire Mayor Andrew Friedberg, Dana and Kenneth Katz, Melanie and Todd Lowther, Jennifer and Matt Pittsford, Diana and Michael Racusin, Heather and Avi Rasowsky, Deborah and Myles Rose, Morgan and Kevin Steinberg, Rachel and Levi Strauss and Lindsay and Elan Tavor.
Kari Saratovsky and children Liya, Dalia and Ezzy enjoying the Bellaire Chanukah Festival. (Photo: Joe Center)