Records tumbled this Chanukah in Leeds at events for all ages with Lubavitch Leeds.
Jewish Women’s Circle ran a successful Candle Making workshop coordinated by Rebbetzin Dabrushy Pink in the build up to the festival.
And Chanukah itself began with a bang as 400 people attended a lighting of the Leeds Giant Menorah at its new location outside the Town Hall.
Lord Mayor of Leeds Jane Dowson lit the shamash whilst Councillor Dan Cohen recited prayers and lit the menorah.
Rabbi Reuven Cohen, who has been lighting the community menorah every year since he erected it 34 years ago, said it was the biggest crowd since its launch.
Festivities continued with a lighting on campus, at Sainsburys Moor Allerton and outside the Lord Darcy Pub in the heart of the Jewish community.
And there with Chanukah parties and menorah lightings at the Grammar School at Leeds and Allerton High School.
Throughout the festival, Rabbi Eli Pink and Rabbi Mendy Chazan visited Allerton High, Rossett, Grammar School Junior and Senior, Brodetsky, LJFS and Menorah where pupils learnt how to produce oil with an old fashioned press and also made doughnuts.
In addition, there were a car menorah parade, a Chanukah pub quiz for JMT Young Professionals and Lights and Strikes for Cteen Junior and Chanukah on the Town for Cteen.
A special Chanukah Torah Tots also took place alongside hundreds of house visits to residents of the Leeds Jewish Housing Association.
Altogether these events made for a record breaking number of Chanukah events.
Chanukah Torah Tots marked the second anniversary of Torah Tots, a monthly parent and toddler group launched two years ago by Rabbi Eli and Dabrushy Pink.
The group has grown exponentially over its short time and on Chanukah had its largest group yet.