May we succeed in shining light where there is darkness, today as we were in days of old.
Throughout Hanukkah we will present the face of Masorti Judaism on our movements Facebook pages. Each day we will meet activists who spread light through their activity in the Masorti Movement. We will honor them with lighting the Hanukiah. For the first night we met Rabbi Jennifer Gorman, Director of MERCAZ-Canada & Canadian Foundation for Masorti Judaism, who is involved in many projects to spread light in Toronto to the Jewish community and beyond.
Rabbi Gorman has traveled across Canada teaching a Jewish unity program for Tisha B’Av called “Our Kotel: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow,” that focuses on the bonds that connect Jews from across the religious spectrum. Additionally, she was proud to help build homes for the needy alongside a team of interfaith clergy for Habitat for Humanity’s “Clergy Build”.
Follow us on FaceBook
Shirat Machar Hanukkah Song
משחק הסביבונים - a game for kids, youth and anyone who loves dreidels
Each group receives a dreidel with the letters "נ", "ג", "ה", "ש"
After each participants guesses (gambles) the letter which the dreidel will fall on, the winner, in accordance to the letter they chose needs to answer the following:
Nes – a special occasion or a "miracle" that happened to them, a story with serendipity that took place in their life.
Gadol – Something important/significant that happened to them recently, or a historical event they participated in, a significant event they took part of.
Haya - an interesting story (unfamiliar) from their past, their family’s past, their town, etc
Sham – a special experience they had in Israel, a question about Israel, a hope for Israel.
We currently have a special Skype study group with our sister synagogue in Israel where we discuss Rav Siach.
If you're interested in attending, click HERE.