Our shul has a minyan for mincha before sunset and for maariv after sunset. Between the two, the chanuka lights are kindled. There is a later maariv minyan; the chanuka lights are again kindled before this maariv.
This gives rise to the following questions (which could not be posed to the Rav last night – the first night - as he was away):
1) I lit the lights in shul after mincha and went home to light there. Should I have said the brocho “shehecheyonu” at home after saying it in shul? (I light one menora for me and my wife.) Related question.
2) When the second minyan for maariv assembled, should the one lighting the lights have made the brochos (a) if he had already lit at home and (b) if he had not lit at home? Could you say that the blessings had already been made on this menora and are not needed again?