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Hanukkah Greetings from MoveUP

Thursday, November 28, 2013
To: All MoveUP JS/EC/Distro Home and Work

For eight days starting this week (November 27), Jewish families throughout B.C. will be gathering to celebrate Hanukkah.

Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, reminds us of the importance of persistence and hope. It is also an occasion to spend time with family and loved ones.

Stories will be shared about the 2nd century victory of the Jewish Maccabees, who resisted when an occupying king ordered people to renounce Judaism or face death. Against all odds the group retook the Jewish holy temple. Once inside they found there was only enough oil to keep the holy lamp lit for one day, but it remained burning for eight days until new oil could be made. This is why the festival lasts eight days and involves the lighting of candles on a menorah.

So to all MoveUP members celebrating this year, our best wishes for a Happy Hanukkah.

David Black
MoveUP President

On behalf of the MoveUP Table Officers:

Lori Mayhew, Secretary-Treasurer
Gwenne Farrell, Vice-President, Utilities
Heather Lee, Vice-President, Combined Units
Annette Toth, Vice-President, ICBC

 

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