Riverdale Y, BP Diaz celebrate 'significant' multi-faith Hanukkah event

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A Hanukkah event in Riverdale brought together community members of all ages and faiths Wednesday.

The Riverdale Y hosted the event that Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. called significant due to the increasing rate of anti-Semitic crimes in the city.

“You can’t always be there to stop it, but I think you can prevent it. And the best way how is to get together with different communities and celebrate our diversity,” says Borough President Diaz.

Diaz was also joined by a children’s choir who sang “I Have a Little Dreidel.”

Hanukkah celebrates the re-dedication of the second temple in Jerusalem following the Maccabean Revolt.

Candles are lit to honor the original Hanukkah miracle, where a night’s worth of oil lit the temple for eight nights.

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