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Posted on: December 16, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Legislator Arnold W. Drucker Commemorates Hanukkah in Nassau County at “Latkes and Lights” Event

Legislator Drucker - Latkes and Lights

(MINEOLA, N.Y.) - Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker (D - Plainview) joined with his colleagues in government, community leaders and members of Nassau County's Task Force to Combat Antisemitism on Thursday, Dec. 15 for “Latkes and Lights” - an annual celebration of this joyous holiday season. During the event hosted by Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman, the dome of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building was illuminated in blue and guests enjoyed latkes and donuts outside the Legislative Building’s Ceremonial Chamber.

Hanukkah begins at sundown on Sunday, Dec. 18.

“We live in a very challenging world, and the only thing we can use to overcome hatred, intolerance, prejudice and antisemitism is light - because light overcomes darkness and hatred,” Legislator Drucker said. “It was truly humbling to take part in this wonderful annual celebration, and from the bottom of my heart and from my family to yours, I wish you a very happy, peaceful and healthy Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. May 2023 be the best year yet for all of us!”

In June 2021, Legislator Drucker filed legislation to spearhead the creation of the Task Force; his proposal was adopted unanimously later that summer. The Task Force began its work this past May.

PHOTO CREDIT - Office of Legislator Arnold W. Drucker

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