Ruth Keene-Burgess, Fort Huachuca Jewish lay leader, blesses the challah, a yeast-risen egg bread at the post’s Chanukah celebration Friday. The blessing performed is called “Ha-Motzi.”
Mike Burgess, Fort Huachuca Jewish community member prepares turkey for the installation’s Chanukah celebration Friday. Turkey was included in the meal this year due to the holiday also falling on Thanksgiving. According to some calculations, this won’t happen again for more than 79,000 years.
Michael Mault, Army retired, and daughter Alexandra Mault, 3, help light up the menorah for the post’s Chanukah celebration Friday in the Main Post Chapel’s Activity Room. Each candle is lit by the shamash, or helper candle, and does not count as one of the eight lit.
From left, Capt. John Arnoldbik, 304th Military Intelligence Battalion chaplain breaks the challah bread with Lori Baron, Fort Huachuca Jewish community member. The Fort Huachuca Jewish community commemorated Chanukah with a celebration dinner Friday in the Main Post Chapel’s Activity Room.