Chicagoans begin Hanukkah observance

December 14, 2009 6:17:42 AM PST
People of Jewish faith in Chicago and around the world were celebrating the first night of Hanukkah.

The eight-day festival of lights began at sundown Friday.

In the afternoon, leaders of the Jewish United fund of Chicago lit two menorahs. One is a traditional oil menorah. The other is an electric menorah featuring energy-efficient lights, representing the the fund's commitment to caring for the world.