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Wishing you a light filled Hanukkah

I am wishing all of you a bright, warm and light-filled Hanukkah. As the days darken and Covid numbers are rising, Hanukkah brings us a chance to bring light and love into our lives. I am thankful that we have this opportunity to light candles with you each night. We will be with you over zoom and through Shabbat to celebrate Hanukkah together.

At this point in the pandemic, I am wondering where is the oil to keep burning, the light to keep positive, and the energy to stay constantly safe and protected. I know it is difficult to maintain this level of fortitude as we await better days ahead. The miracle of the oil of Hanukkah reminds us that we can make it one more day with a smile and with some strength.

Our miracles are coming to us in many forms; a vaccine, the continued strength of our healthcare workers, and better treatments for Covid. We can see healing and light through this.

We are also being a light to others in this time. Our Mitzvah Menorah is filled with presents for children in need. Our HaMotzi drive through dinners continues Sunday, December 27th, 2020. Contact Sue Fried or Paulette Sterman-Soroko to volunteer to help. We continue to collect food and donations to help those in need.

Often associated with Hanukkah, this verse: Zechariah 4:6 “Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit” promotes peace and an optimistic vision of the future. Our spirits must remain strong now through faith there will be some light.

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