Electric Hannukiah


Created by artist David Monnes.  Three given as gifts:  one to Rabbi Fishel Goldfeder of Adath Israel, one to Grace Sigman (Monnes' niece) and the third one, which was located at Yavneh Day School. 

David Monnes, Grace Sigman’s uncle, was born in Lithuania.  He created the menorah around 1955 using materials supplied by Mrs. Sigman’s husband, who owned a lighting fixture and supply store in Cincinnati. Monnes lived to be nearly 100 years old.  Mrs. Sigman displayed this menorah outside her home every Hanukkah.

This menorah was donated to UC Hillel by Grace Sigman, and restored by Michael Mills. 

Identifer: CJF.2009.001.095


Hanukah (the Festival of Lights)

University of Cincinnati Hillel Collection

Gold-plated copper tubing formed into a Hanukkah menorah (9 branches), and electrified, with simple Star of David Decoration affixed to stem.

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