We call Hanukkah the “Festival of Lights” because light - and the energy that goes into making it - is at the very core of our celebration and the history behind Hanukkah.
What could be a better symbol for our hopes for a sustainable future than the ner tamid (eternal light)? Thus, as we kindle the Hanukkah lights, we think about how we can nurture our children and pass along a better world to them.
Hanukkah has traditionally been a time of giving gifts or gelt to children, and this tradition has magnified over the years. This year, we can use Hanukkah as a time to reexamine our own privileges and give back to our communities, through donations, volunteering, and advocacy.