Above, Rabbi Brian Glusman, director of membership, outreach and engagement for the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, plays guitar and sings the blessings as the Hanukkah Menorah is lit on Dec. 11.

Below, a crowd gathered at the center in Dunwoody watches as the Menorah candles were lit to celebrate the holiday.

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.