Chanukah Celebration

all students, faculty and staff Please join TUC for our annual
 

chanukah celebration

When: Thursday, dec 6th 11:30am- 1:30pm
 

Menorah lighting ceremony 12:15pm
 

Where: Lander hall gym

 

GELT • LIVE MUSIC • LATKES • DOUGHNUTS • DREIDELS • HOLIDAY CRAFTS

 

FOR THE ENTIRE CAMPUS COMMUNITY EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO CELEBRATE

 

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Need Chanukah supplies? email rabbi@tu.edu

Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, recalls the victory—more than 2100 years ago—of a militarily weak but spiritually strong Jewish people over the mighty forces of a ruthless enemy that had overrun the Holy Land.

The miraculous victory has been celebrated annually ever since during these eight days of Chanukah, especially by lighting the Chanukah Menorah, also as a symbol and message of the triumph of freedom over oppression, of spirit over matter, of light over darkness.

The Chanukah Lights remind us in a most obvious way that illumination begins at home, within oneself and one’s family, by increasing and intensifying the light of the Torah and Mitzvos in the everyday experience, even as the Chanukah Lights are kindled in growing numbers from day to day. But though it begins at home, it does not stop there. Such is the nature of light that when one kindles a light for one’s own benefit, it benefits also all who are in the vicinity. Indeed, the Chanukah Lights are expressly meant to illuminate the “outside,” symbolically alluding to the duty to bring light also to those who, for one reason or another, still walk in darkness.