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Bellaire Chanukah Festival 2018: A Magical Chanukah

Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld
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Lighting the menorah

Bellaire Mayor Andrew Friedberg lighting the menorah. (Photo: Joe Center) 

The Shul of Bellaire hosted its annual Bellaire Chanukah Festival on the first night of Chanukah at Bellaire Town Square. More than 500 enjoyed the magical-themed event. Magician, illusionist and comedian John O’Bryant was a hit, along with the dinner buffet, latkes, donuts, inflatables, carnival and craft booths and a “magical” menorah. Bellaire Mayor Andrew Friedberg lit the menorah followed by a musical performance by students of Bellaire Hebrew School. Host families were Clive Fleishman, Melanie and Todd Lowther, Adi and Oren Lutfak, Erika and Jed Mandel, Diana and Michael Racusin, Heather and Avi Rasowsky, Deborah and Myles Rose, Morgan and Kevin Steinberg and Lindsay and Elan Tavor. Festival lead sponsors were Momentum BMW and Gallery Furniture.  

  • Alan Hananel, Gabriel Hananel

    Alan Hananel with son Gabriel. (Photo: Joe Center) 

  • Heather Rasowsky, Cy Rasowsky, Adley Rasowsky, Shayla Rasowsky

    Heather Rasowsky and children (making silly faces over plates of latkes) Cy, Adley and Shayla. (Photo: Joe Center)

  • Aliza Hackner, Guy Hackner, Ann Miller, Audrey Wachsberg

    (From left) Aliza Hackner, Guy Hackner, Ann Miller and Audrey Wachsberg enjoying the festival. (Photo: Joe Center)

  • Michael Wacher, Raquel Wacher

    Michael and Raquel Wacher. (Photo: Joe Center)

  • John O'Bryant

    Magician John O'Bryant dazzled the audience. (Photo: Joe Center) 

  • Yossi Zaklikofsky, Hugh Sintic

    Rabbi Yossi Zaklikofsky and H-E-B Bellaire Market General Manager Hugh Sintic. (Photo: Joe Center) 

  • Alan Hananel, Gabriel Hananel
  • Heather Rasowsky, Cy Rasowsky, Adley Rasowsky, Shayla Rasowsky
  • Aliza Hackner, Guy Hackner, Ann Miller, Audrey Wachsberg
  • Michael Wacher, Raquel Wacher
  • John O'Bryant
  • Yossi Zaklikofsky, Hugh Sintic

More photos

Alan Hananel, Gabriel Hananel

Alan Hananel with son Gabriel. (Photo: Joe Center) 

Heather Rasowsky, Cy Rasowsky, Adley Rasowsky, Shayla Rasowsky

Heather Rasowsky and children (making silly faces over plates of latkes) Cy, Adley and Shayla. (Photo: Joe Center)

Aliza Hackner, Guy Hackner, Ann Miller, Audrey Wachsberg

(From left) Aliza Hackner, Guy Hackner, Ann Miller and Audrey Wachsberg enjoying the festival. (Photo: Joe Center)

Michael Wacher, Raquel Wacher

Michael and Raquel Wacher. (Photo: Joe Center)

John O'Bryant

Magician John O'Bryant dazzled the audience. (Photo: Joe Center) 

Yossi Zaklikofsky, Hugh Sintic

Rabbi Yossi Zaklikofsky and H-E-B Bellaire Market General Manager Hugh Sintic. (Photo: Joe Center) 

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