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Families donate gifts or money to charitable organizations instead of exchanging gifts on the sixth night of Chanukah.
A congregation created three comprehensive projects for the Friendship House, a homeless shelter for abused women, children at risk, migrant workers, and the Sunrise Community, an agency for developmentally disabled adults.
A wealth of books, music, and on-line articles are now available to help families through the flurry of getting ready for the High Holy Days season.
Raised awareness to the plight of the three Israeli soldiers captured in the 2006 Lebanon War.
Pairing congregants with foster children to provide gifts, arrange special events and help subsidize costs for foster parents in need.
As we each shared some favorite holiday memories, my partner asked, “So what does each candle of Hanukkah symbolize?” Puzzled, I asked him to explain what he meant. “You know, like for Kwanzaa.”