Hanukkah in Ventura County

Here is a collection of Hanukkah photos from Camarillo and Simi Valley from December 2014. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Rabbi Noson Gurary, right, turns on the candle on the menorah for the sixth night of Hanukkah with help from Simi Valley Mayor Bob Huber during the Hanukkah at the Mall celebration at the Simi Valley Town Center on Dec. 21.

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Rabbi Noson Gurary, right, turns on the candle on the menorah for the sixth night of Hanukkah with help from Simi Valley Mayor Bob Huber during the Hanukkah at the Mall celebration at the Simi Valley Town Center on Dec. 21.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Tina Hilburn of Simi Valley shows her nine-month-old daughter, Coral, an ice menorah that was made for the Hanukkah at the Mall celebration at the Simi Valley Town Center on Dec. 21.

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Tina Hilburn of Simi Valley shows her nine-month-old daughter, Coral, an ice menorah that was made for the Hanukkah at the Mall celebration at the Simi Valley Town Center on Dec. 21.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Fisher Hilburn, 2, right, of Simi Valley laughs after he looked at his nine-month-old sister, Coral, and his mother, Tina, through the opening in the ice menorah during the Hanukkah at the Mall celebration at the Simi Valley Town Center on Dec. 21.

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Fisher Hilburn, 2, right, of Simi Valley laughs after he looked at his nine-month-old sister, Coral, and his mother, Tina, through the opening in the ice menorah during the Hanukkah at the Mall celebration at the Simi Valley Town Center on Dec. 21.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Ashley Roberts, left, of Simi Valley helps her daughters Kennedee (cq), 7, and Tayvlee (cq), 4, decorate their dreidels during the Hanukkah at the Mall celebration at the Simi Valley Town Center on Dec. 21.

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Ashley Roberts, left, of Simi Valley helps her daughters Kennedee (cq), 7, and Tayvlee (cq), 4, decorate their dreidels during the Hanukkah at the Mall celebration at the Simi Valley Town Center on Dec. 21.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Rabbi Noson Gurary, right, uses his smartphone to recite a prayer with Lee Shapiro of Simi Valley during the Hanukkah at the Mall celebration at the Simi Valley Town Center on Dec. 21.

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Rabbi Noson Gurary, right, uses his smartphone to recite a prayer with Lee Shapiro of Simi Valley during the Hanukkah at the Mall celebration at the Simi Valley Town Center on Dec. 21.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Calia Leiner, 7, left, Daniel Helm, 7, his mother, Mary, and his sister, Jodi, 7, sit and listen to the story of Hanukkah as Leiner's father, Mike, stands in the back during the Hanukkah at the Mall celebration at the Simi Valley Town Center on Dec. 21.

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Calia Leiner, 7, left, Daniel Helm, 7, his mother, Mary, and his sister, Jodi, 7, sit and listen to the story of Hanukkah as Leiner’s father, Mike, stands in the back during the Hanukkah at the Mall celebration at the Simi Valley Town Center on Dec. 21.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Commander Guy Stewart of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office lights the shamash or attendant candle on the menorah during the 7th annual Hanukkah Celebration at Constitution Park in Camarillo on Dec. 16.

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Commander Guy Stewart of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office lights the shamash or attendant candle on the menorah during the 7th annual Hanukkah Celebration at Constitution Park in Camarillo on Dec. 16.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Rabbi Aryeh Lang of Chabad of Camarillo lights the candle on the menorah during the first night of Hanukkah at the 7th annual Hanukkah Celebration at Constitution Park in Camarillo on Dec. 16.

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Rabbi Aryeh Lang of Chabad of Camarillo lights the candle on the menorah during the first night of Hanukkah at the 7th annual Hanukkah Celebration at Constitution Park in Camarillo on Dec. 16.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Rabbi Dov Muchnik holds his daughter, Devorah Leah, up as men dance around following the lighting of the menorah during the 7th annual Hanukkah Celebration at Constitution Park in Camarillo on Dec. 16.

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Rabbi Dov Muchnik holds his daughter, Devorah Leah, up as men dance around following the lighting of the menorah during the 7th annual Hanukkah Celebration at Constitution Park in Camarillo on Dec. 16.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Kids wait for the results of the best homemade menorah to be read during the 7th annual Hanukkah Celebration at Constitution Park in Camarillo on Dec. 16.

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Kids wait for the results of the best homemade menorah to be read during the 7th annual Hanukkah Celebration at Constitution Park in Camarillo on Dec. 16.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Juggler Ivan Pecel performs his act during the 7th annual Hanukkah Celebration at Constitution Park in Camarillo on Dec. 16.

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Juggler Ivan Pecel performs his act during the 7th annual Hanukkah Celebration at Constitution Park in Camarillo on Dec. 16.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Levi Abadi-Bergholtz, 2, bites down on a jelly doughnut during the 7th annual Hanukkah Celebration at Constitution Park in Camarillo on Dec. 16.

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Levi Abadi-Bergholtz, 2, bites down on a jelly doughnut during the 7th annual Hanukkah Celebration at Constitution Park in Camarillo on Dec. 16.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Camarillo Mayor Bill Little carries the torch of life around the crowd during the 7th annual Hanukkah Celebration at Constitution Park in Camarillo on Dec. 16.

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Camarillo Mayor Bill Little carries the torch of life around the crowd during the 7th annual Hanukkah Celebration at Constitution Park in Camarillo on Dec. 16.

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