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Let There Be Light! Menorahs from the Lori and David Moore Family
December 1, 2017 - January 2, 2018
Enjoy an enchanting Chanukah experience for the whole family! Let There Be Light – A Whole Lotta Light! Menorahs from the Collection of the Lori and David Moore Family features an array of menorahs from the collection of the Lori and David Moore family that show just how many ways there are to light up the holiday.
Lori and David Moore began buying menorahs as a way to provide their son and daughter with a holiday tradition, mirroring other families’ yearly holiday trips to pick out Christmas trees or special ornaments. Over the years, they collected more than 150 menorahs, many of which will be displayed in the Museum leading up to and during Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights.
The collection ranges from the traditional to the very whimsical. Designs include an American flag menorah, which Mr. Moore bought after September 11, 2001; traditional Chanukah lamps from around the world; and menorahs that take playful forms, including a shoe, a dog and an oversized book of matches. A menorah made of mah jongg tiles is a perfect match for our synagogue site, which is located in what is now the heart of Chinatown.
This exhibition is on view through January 2, 2018 and is free with the price of Museum admission. Read about the exhibition and the Moore’s tradition of collecting in Collector’s Weekly.