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Gov. Phil Murphy celebrates Chanukah
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Gov. Phil Murphy celebrates Chanukah

  • Gov. Phil Murphy with wife Tammy, right, and Rabbis Mendy Carlebach and Yosef Carlebach of Rutgers University Chabad House.
    Gov. Phil Murphy with wife Tammy, right, and Rabbis Mendy Carlebach and Yosef Carlebach of Rutgers University Chabad House.
  • Gov. Phil Murphy is flanked by Rabbi Yosef Carlebach, left, and Rabbi Mendy 
Carlebach.
    Gov. Phil Murphy is flanked by Rabbi Yosef Carlebach, left, and Rabbi Mendy Carlebach.

NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR Phil Murphy celebrated Chanukah on Dec. 2 with 100 Jewish leaders at Drumthwacket, his official residence.

The menorah used for the candle-lighting ceremony was brought to the U.S. from Austria by the grandfather of Assemblyman Gary Schaer (D-Dist. 36).   

In attendance was Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York, who spoke about the governor’s friendship and dedication to Israel, to which Murphy remarked that he is proud to be an “honorary” Jew.

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