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Urgent Reminder: Fire Safety During Hanukkah



During Hanukkah, there is a heightened risk of tragedy as community members light candles in their homes.

Here are eight ways of ensuring you have a safe Hanukkah celebration:

  1. Never leave a lit Hanukkiah unattended. Fires can start quickly and spread fast, so always ensure at least one…

Adding Light When It Matters Most: Reflections on Hanukkah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

45 years ago, Rabbi Norman Lamm, zt”l, delivered a sermon on Hanukkah that could have been written for a pandemic year.

“I do not underestimate the gravity of the situation – although I believe it is not as terrible as most of us feel. But I believe t…

Virtual Community Hanukkah Candle Lighting Ceremonies

Are you looking for an opportunity to light Hanukkah candles with other community members? Here's a list of virtual community Hanukkah candle lighting ceremonies happening online from Thursday, December 10 until Thursday, December 17:

 

City of Vaughan Hanukkah Candle Lighting:
On the fi…

Tribute: Herb Rosenfeld, a trailblazer for Toronto’s Jewish Community

The office walls of former UJA Federation President Herb Rosenfeld (z”l) are lined with dozens of awards, certificates of recognition, and photos with just about every Israeli Prime Minister and President that held office throughout the 1980s and 90s. However, as Rabbi Jarrod Grover notes,…

Statement on Racism and Inclusion

Jews of Colour are an integral and cherished part of the Jewish people. Just as we celebrate their extraordinary history, culture, and contributions to the Jewish story, we stand with them in the continued struggle against racism—which is utterly at odds with Judaism and Jewish values. UJA…