More than 100 people attended a menorah lighting in the Plymouth Meeting Mall. Rabbi Yisrael Kotlarsky, of Chabad of Layfayette Hill, constructed a giant menorah out of non-perishable cans of food, which were later donated to several pantries. Dave Darwin, a.k.a. the One Man Sideshow, dazzled the crowd with his juggling displays and other feats.
Getting a jump on the early holiday this year, a number of venues even hosted Chanukah festivities over the weekend before the first candle.
Here's a collection of photos from some of them, including events at the National Museum of American Jewish History and the Kaiserman JCC.
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