About a dozen people gathered at the State Capitol to participate in the lighting of a Menorah to celebrate Hanukkah.

Some state and elected officials left messages acknowledging Jewish tradition. Songs of worship were sung as well.

Representatives from Chabad Jewish Center of North Dakota were also there.. leading the ceremony.

“It’s very meaningful for me because of Jewish history,” Chabad Director Rabbi Yonah Grossman said.

The celebration was followed by refreshments of the Jewish tradition.