Eight Nights of Mitzvot, Part VIII

Ron Rosen and Joel and Sam Kelson celebrate the eighth night of Chanukah, and the Jewish value of Rachmanut (Compassion)

Watch Ron, Sam and Joel’s Video!

Activity ideas:  Volunteer at a food bank or similar nonprofit.  Vassar Temple supports Dutchess Outreach where we provide a meal at LunchBox on the first Sunday of every month.  Give out clean, new tube socks to people on the street asking for help; visit someone who is shut-in, if possible light the menorah with them; during the week of Chanukah give one dollar to every person you see begging (keep a stash of dollars just for them)…talk about how it felt at the end of the week.

Watch for these videos every morning in your inbox, or check the  Vassar Temple YouTube Channel.

We hope that you will join in the celebration by lighting, and celebrating these mitzvot, in your own homes!

How to Light Chanukah Candles

You can also celebrate religious freedom by joining Women of the Wall’s “It’s My Right To Light” Campaign, which is fighting for the inclusion of women in Israel’s national Chanukiyah lighting ceremony at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

More Chanukah resources:

Union for Reform Judaism Chanukah Resources Page

My Jewish Learning Chanukah Resource Page

May your Chanukah be filled with light and joy, and may we all bring light and joy to those who need it most!

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