Chanukah and Christmas are far apart this year, extending this season. I look forward to participating with Rabbi Gansburg and the Chabad of Palmetto Bay at the Chabad Jewish Center Menorah Lighting set for Saturday Dec 12 at Coral Reef Park.
I am reminded, especially during the holidays, of the importance of family and the importance of maintaining our sense of civic spirit.
I hope during this holiday season as we celebrate and enjoy our families that each and every one of us takes a few minutes to think about those families who cannot be together – for the soldiers who defend our country, for the loved ones who must share in their sacrifice, and for those who are no longer with us, although we hold their memory dear.
We all need to continue to strive to achieve the holiday ideal of “Peace on Earth.” Everyone can do their part to help create a better world simply by treating each other with understanding, kindness and respect. Each time you help another person, we all take another step closer toward true peace on earth.
So once again, we wish each and every one of you, a happy, healthy, and safe Chanukah.