Lanterns made by Lehman’s, based in Kidron, will be used during the lighting of the world’s largest menorah in New York City this Chanukah, the company announced in a news release.
During the holiday, which begins Dec. 2 this year, thousands will join in the nightly lightings on Fifth Avenue and 59th Street, near Central Park. The menorah was designed by artist Yaacov Agam. The menorah has been certified by the Guinness World Records as the world’s largest.
“Our products are designed to provide a simpler life,” said Galen Lehman, president of Lehman’s in the release. “We are honored that the Lubavitch Youth Organization, who organized the event, have chosen our non-electric lighting as part of their ceremony.”
Lehman’s was founded in 1955 by Jay Lehman and serves customers world-wide via a print catalog, its website and retail store in Kidron, about an hour south of Cleveland.
The menorah has been lit by former New York City Mayors Abraham Beame, Ed Koch, David Dinkins, Rudolph Giuliani, Michael Bloomberg and current Mayor Bill de Blasio; former Governors George Pataki and David Paterson; former Sen. Jacob Javits and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., among other dignitaries.