On December 22nd over 100 IJC members gathered to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah. Weeks earlier it became clear that this record turnout would require us to move the celebration from a member's home to IJC. Young and old feasted on delicious latkes prepared by the Vissers, Claude Cahn and Mark Silverstein. Kudos to our chefs who spent the evening cooking in hot oil!
We also enjoyed all the food and sufganiyot people contributed to this joyous event. Children had an abundance of fun activities such as making clay menorahs, decorating cookies, arts and crafts amongst others. Sadly, 2019 was a year marked by anti-semitic incidents in Europe and the United States. However, as Rabbinic Intern Brian led our community in kindling the Hanukkah lights and singing songs, we were reminded of our power to bring light into this world. We hope that this light and the IJC community continue to grow in the coming year.