Rabbi Mendel Lew holding the Shamash just before lighting the first candle

Nina Cope, Director of Transformation, Management Board member, as guest of honour, started the candle lighting on the Chanukah Menorah. The remaining candles were lit by guests, including Rabbi Mendel Lew of Stanmore Synagogue.

On 4 December, the Met celebrated Chanukah – which was the eighth night of the festival with an event led by the Jewish Police Association at Empress State Building.

100 officers, staff members and guests, including representatives from other staff associations, enjoyed a festive buffet and doughnuts. A special activity area was set up for children attending.