Hundreds celebrate Jewish festival of Lag BaOmer in Hoboken

HOBOKEN – The Chabad Jewish Center hosted on Thursday a community-wide celebration featuring a barbecue, entertainment, and bonfire from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Pier A Park. The event, open to the public, marked the observance of the Jewish holiday of Lag BaOmer, traditionally commemorated by large outdoor celebrations and bonfires, which harbor spiritual significance.
The Hoboken’s Lag BaOmer event included inflatables, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, crafts, food, drinks, and cotton candy.
Chabad-Lubavitch, the largest Jewish outreach organization in the world, hosted thousands of similar Lag BaOmer celebrations in cities across the globe. The celebrations all share a common theme: Jewish Unity.
This year’s celebrations brought added significance as Jewish communities worldwide celebrate the year of Hakhel, a once-every-seven-years opportunity to celebrate Jewish unity and learning. Throughout the year, Jewish synagogues and organizations are hosting communal gatherings for men, women and children dedicated to encouraging Jewish observance.
For more information contact Rabbi Moshe Schapiro at (201) 562-7116 or visit

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