Temple Ahavat Achim Lights and Celebrates Nation’s FIRST EVER Lobster Trap Hanukkiah!!

December 16, 2014 Gloucester

Lobster traps aren’t just for Christmas trees and lobsters this holiday season. Temple Ahavat Achim will build a menorah, or hannukiah, out of lobster traps at its 86 Middle Street location.

The idea came from a temple member who saw the Cape Ann Art Haven lobster trap Christmas tree on Main Street in Gloucester and said that the temple could use lobster traps for a large hannukiah. Potts said David Brooks of The Hive and Art Haven supports the idea.

Paul Erhard, a structural engineer and temple member, designed the structure. Forty lobster traps, LED lights, piping, and zip ties will be used in hannukiah’s construction.

On the first night of Hanukkah,Tuesday, December 16th at 5:30 pm, the temple will hold a community lighting and celebration that will include the participation of Hebrew school students, a brief service, singing, and delicious latkes. Marilyn Schlein Kramer, Temple Ahavat Achim president, has invited Senator Bruce Tarr, State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Gloucester Mayor Carolyn Kirk, and Gloucester’s city council to the event.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Temple Ahavat Achim
86 Middle St
Gloucester, MA 01930
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