Many of the Hanukkah menorahs hauled out to celebrate the Jewish holiday tend to be shiny, elaborate lamps. The menorah outside of Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park and Eagle Rock, however, is a more modest affair. The Highland Park holiday menorah is made out of plastic PVC pipes, with candles sitting in coffee cups inserted into the top of the nine branches. But the lighting of the candles of this humble and DIY menorah still served as one of the highlights of tonight’s annual Hanukkah celebration at Temple Beth Israel, which has held services at its Monte Vista Street location since 1929.
* Update: For those who are interested, here’s a YouTube video showing how to make your own PVC pipe menorah.
New life for an old temple in Los Angeles. L.A. Times