02 Jan Machon Miriam Chanukah Party
On Monday night, when we lit the the second candle of Chanukah, the students of Machon Miriam gathered at our Ma’ani Center for a special Chanukah celebration. Machon Miriam is Shavei Israel’s Spanish, Portuguese and Italian language Conversion and Return Institute in Jerusalem, directed by the Rabbanit Renana Birnbaum.
In Machon Miriam we don’t just learn and teach; we also want our students to experience the festivitals and so we organized a Chanukah party for them.
Present at the celebration were Rabbi Natan Menashe and Rabbi Yechiel Chilewski, who explained the importance of Chanukah and gave a message of Torah. (see link)
Rav Natan performed the candle-lighting ceremony and then everybody sang and had a delicious ‘sufgania’ (donut) homemade by our dear student Yossi Rivero.
As Rabbi Yechiel said, “Remember: with a little light you can dissipate a lot of darkness…”