Fri, 12/11/2015 - 2:56pm
Posted in: Tidewater Jewish Foundation
Tonight is a special night, as we will light six candles on the Chanukkah menorah, and also light the Shabbat candles. On this Shabbat in particular, we will talk about sharing the joy of Chanukkah with others, and encourage our daughters to choose a worthy organization to give a gift of tzedakah. This season is commonly associated with gift giving, and I have often thought how meaningful Chanukkah could be if every family dedicated one night as a night of giving to those less fortunate as opposed to receiving gifts. We could give our children, our friends and neighbors, our community, the gift of philanthropy! Consider ending the calendar year, or winding down the celebration of Chanukkah, by creating a legacy to benefit our Tidewater Jewish community for generations to come.
It is my hope that the warmth and light of the Chanukkah menorah bring you and your loved ones happiness and fulfillment. From my family to yours, Happy Chanukkah!
Warm regards and Shabbat Shalom,
Scott, Erica, Liora and Eden Kaplan