Lighting the Menorah!

By AIFL - Dec 12, 2018

The AIFL,in collaboration with the New York Board of Rabbis, the Bnai Zion Foundation,and the American Zionist Movement commemorated the first celebration of Chanukah in 1654 when the first Jews arrived in New York. Just as those first 27 Jews lit the Menorah to celebrate the miracle of Chanukah and there dedication of the Second Temple. Participants were encouraged to rededicate themselves to their personal and professional goals as advocates for Israel and to be a light in the lives of those they encounter, Just as the Maccabees triumphed over the oppressive rule of the time, so too can we rise up and be the lights that triumph over darkness wherever it occurs, divisiverhetoric/conversation, anti-Semitism, racism, sexism.