Shine A Light

“Dispel the darkness. Shine a light on antisemitism.”

From its website, “Shine A Light is a purpose-driven convening platform for organizations, companies, institutions, and individuals to unite in shining a light on antisemitism in all its modern forms. Drawing inspiration from the story of Chanukah, the Shine A Light initiative is fueled by an unprecedented coalition of Jewish and non-Jewish organizations from across the United States and Canada who have joined together to speak up about antisemitism and send a message that one single light can dispel darkness.”

This year, with a generous grant from Shine A Light and in conjunction with our Chanukah on Jay community-wide event, we are producing a Shine A Light Creative Arts Gallery. We are collecting essays, stories, poems, memoirs, pictures, and videos. The gallery will be displayed at Chanukah on Jay, at Crossgates Mall for the rest of Chanukah, and virtually on our website thereafter.

I submitted some photos with Kovach children lighting candles around the world.

Submissions were due yesterday. I’m probably going to get into trouble for writing this, but if you submit something by Sunday, and mention my name, it likely will be accepted.

Martin Luther King Jr. famously said, “Darkness can not drive out darkness, only light can do that.”

Let’s do this!

Looking forward to seeing you on Jay Street on the 18th

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