On Monday night we went to Sima and Shlomo's home after work and joined some 70-invited guests for Hanukkah candlelighting. There were many members of the local Jewish community and the Israeli Ambassador to Bulgaria in attendance. Dinner was served, and Shlomo had made not only hummus, but falafel as well.
On Tuesday night we had our weekly Bulgarian lesson. Our teacher, Jordan, watched appreciatively as we lit the Hanukkiah. We practiced sentences in Bulgarian about the holiday.
Paul Shotts was in Sofia for another of his business trips. He joined us on Wednesday night to light candles in our home before we went out to dinner at the Italian restaurant at the mall.