Flame-throwing menorah
Flame-throwing menorah

On Sunday, Dec. 18, Downtown Synagogue hosted its Annual Meeting and Chanukah Party. More than 100 people came out to schmooze, celebrate, eat and light menorahs together.

Anita Belle and Chava Knox
Anita Belle and Chava Knox Courtesy of Downtown Synagogue
Rabbi Ariana Silverman and Justin Long with their children Rebecca and August
Rabbi Ariana Silverman and Justin Long with their children Rebecca and August Courtesy of Downtown Synagogue

Guests danced to funky Chanukah music by Detroit band 7Layers and watched the flame-throwing menorah light up the Detroit sky.

Board members Jaemi Loeb, Vadim Avshalumov, Sarah Allyn
Board members Jaemi Loeb, Vadim Avshalumov, Sarah Allyn Courtesy of Downtown Synagogue

Downtown Synagogue’s building is currently under renovation (scheduled to be complete late spring 2023) so the party took place in their temporary location inside of Christ Church Detroit.

Executive Director Rachel Rudman, Yevgeniya Gazman
Executive Director Rachel Rudman, Yevgeniya Gazman Courtesy of Downtown Synagogue
IADS Past President Leor Barak and 7Layers leader
IADS Past President Leor Barak and 7Layers leader Courtesy of Downtown Synagogue
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