A few dozen onlookers watched Sunday evening as Rabbi Sender Geisinsky from the Chabad of Bethesda lit two candles on an 18-foot wide, 10-foot tall menorah made of balloons on Bethesda Lane.
On the second night of the Jewish holiday of Chanukah, The Chabad of Bethesda, Bethesda Row and balloon maker Katie Balloons of realty TV fame partnered for the event.
It was the fifth annual menorah lighting on Bethesda Row. In the past, the menorahs have been made of legos, ice and jelly beans.
Balloons, who changed her name to match her profession, put on a children’s balloon making show afterward.