The Chanukah parade organized by Chabad of Upper Montgomery County in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department drew hundreds of people. Starting off from the Rockville fire station, the parade made stops in local communities and at the Chanukah Wonderland event being held at a local shopping center. (PHOTO CREDIT: DAVID HARTZMAN)
The parade also honored the area’s first responders, including Sander Cohen, 33, a deputy chief state fire marshal and lieutenant with the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department who died earlier this month. He was killed along with a colleague when they were struck by a vehicle as they stood on the shoulder of a local highway. (PHOTO CREDIT: DAVID HARTZMAN)
Event caterer Michael Medina with his wife, Sasha Medina, enjoying the ice luge at the FIDF Vodka and Latkes Chanukah party with Bari Perlmutter and Hillel Goldschein.
Families celebrated the second night of Chanukah at the Bender JCC in Rockville, Maryland, with a community service project, candle lighting ceremony, latkes and donuts, family gym, story time, and crafts. (Photo courtesy of the Bender JCC)