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First In The Universe Official Lighting Of a Lobster Pot Menorah Tomorrow Night (Tuesday) At Temple Ahavat Achim #GloucesterMA


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Come one and all at 5:30pm to Temple Ahavat Achim at 86 Middle street for the first-time-in-the-universe official lighting of the Lobster Pot Menorah! 

Knowing that this time of year is typically owned by the dude in the red suit, Gloucester’s Jews decided to take inspiration from the Trap Tree down on Main and build our own crustacean-inspired holiday decoration (no, we’re not supposed to eat ’em, but Leviticus doesn’t say nothin’ about making a hanukkia out of their traps. Go ahead and read it, we have).

All are welcome to come check out this monster, made by Temple members from traps on loan by awesome local lobstermen Don Riley and Mark Ring. We’ll hear a few words, sing a couple of songs, have a quick blessing and then head inside for latkes and schmoozing. 

Don’t miss this historic event you’ll sure to be telling the grandkids about when all the Temples are doing it years from now.

Pictured: Temple Education Director Phoebe Potts capers in front of the Lobster Pot Menorah. They don’t call her “Potts” for nothing. 

It’s A Hanukka Miracle!