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Dear Friends,

The 14th Street is a community that our whole neighborhood counts on!

I decided to take to the streets to find out what our community was thinking about around the winter holidays, and learned that people have a LOT of questions about Chanukah.* Check it out:

*You can find some of my favorite Chanukah resources here: Chanukah 101 : Resources and Links

I met people of our community who are spending this season celebrating Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Mawlid-al-Nabi, other festivals, or none. For most of our community, as the days grow shorter and darker, and the news cycle dampens our hope, we are seeking opportunities to share light, hope, and generosity as a part of a caring community.

For many of us, our winter celebrations include giving to others. In my family, we dedicate one night of Chanukah to a family conversation about where we will give back, and invest in our values. We decide together, and then we make donations. I hope that you will join me in giving this year to the 14th Street Y.

Over the coming weeks you will hear from some of our supporters about what makes the 14th Street Y so much more than a Community Center. Please consider joining them, as well as my family, in donating this holiday season.

Your gift of $50, $100, $500 or $5,000 will have a real, tangible impact in the coming year. It will make the Y a community we all can count on.  


Rabbi Shira Koch Epstein
Executive Director
14th Street Y

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