The first night of Chanukah was marked on Pinner high street with a community menorah lighting, a collaboration between the three United Synagogues in the area, Pinner, Northwood and Ruislip.
It featured a large menorah, dazzling fire and juggling show, traditional jam doughnuts and goodie bags for kids.
Rabbi Shaya Green, of Northwood United Synagogue, said: “Seeing so many people from the community come together was so special. Everyone was energised by the unity expressed on this evening.”
Before the lighting of the menorah, Councillor Marilyn Ashton and Rabbi Kurzer, of Pinner United Synagogue, addressed the crowd, speaking about the importance of Chanukah to the Jewish people and how proud Pinner was to host such an event.
Chanukah is one of the most celebrated festivals on the Jewish Calendar and is traditionally celebrated by the lighting of a menorah candelabra, eating foods fried in oil and events with family and friends.
The event was organised by Northwood, Pinner and Ruislip United Synagogues with the very kind assistance of Harrow Council, the Met police force and CST.