Mayrutz Halapid run with the torches will begin at River Common Portal, South River Street and Northampton in Wilkes-Barre and continue to the Friedman JCC, 613 S.J. Strauss Lane in Kingston. The JCC has sponsored the Mayrutz Halapid Ceremony, the Running of the Torch, for several decades. Each year we continue a long-standing tradition, which originated in Israel in 1940 when young men would run to distant cities of the country to light public menorahs. We hope that our tradition will light the way for many generations in the future.