Governor Abbott Delivers Remarks At Texas State Capitol Menorah Lighting Ceremony

December 5, 2021 | Austin, Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today joined leaders of the Jewish community to celebrate Hanukkah at the State Capitol Menorah Lighting Ceremony in Austin. The Governor also lit the shamash candle of the Menorah during the ceremony and reflected on the significance of the holiday for the Jewish community. 

"Hanukkah teaches us the power of hope, faith, and perseverance and serves as a testament to the strength and resilience of the Jewish people," said Governor Abbott. "As we celebrate the festival of lights, may we all continue to let our own light shine even during the darkest of times. Cecilia and I wish the Jewish community in Texas and around the world a wonderful Hanukkah."