Chanukah Celebrated Simultaneously Across the City
By Daniel Horowitz--For the second straight year, Greater Toronto’s Jewish Community Centres simultaneously celebrated the holiday with its Chanukah Across the City event.
Regardless of whether you were uptown at Vaughan’s Schwartz/Reisman Centre on The Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus, midtown at the Prosserman JCC on Sherman Campus at Bathurst and Sheppard, or downtown at the Miles Nadal JCC at Bloor and Spadina, UJA Federation’s three centres of Jewish life in the GTA united Jews of all ages and backgrounds interested in enjoying this festive holiday. All together, over 1,500 participants filled the JCCs and enjoyed delicious holiday treats, singing, dancing, entertainment and plenty of ruach (spirit).
“It was great seeing this amazing Jewish community come together simultaneously in different parts of our city for the second straight year,” said UJA Federation President & CEO, Ted Sokolsky. “These kind of events point to the great depth and diversity and passion each of our neighbourhoods have to add in building a great community. We’ve always said that our new community campuses will be judged much more by what actually takes place inside the new buildings we are creating as opposed to the buildings themselves. Nights like these prove just how true that is.”
Chanukah Across the City was presented by UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and sponsored, in part, by the Kolel Legacy Fund at the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto.