On Dec. 16, the last day of Chanukah, iVolunteer, a Toronto-based organization that pairs Holocaust survivors with young Jewish adults, will be hosting an inter-generational Chanukah party.
At the event, scheduled to take place at the Bernard Betel Centre on Steeles Avenue, the survivors and the volunteers will be participating in all kinds of activities, including lighting the menorah and singing Chanukah songs.
Also, there will be driedel games and latkes to eat, as well as craft-making and sharing stories of Chanukah from pre- and post-World War II.
It’s an amazing opportunity for young adults in the GTA, because we’re slowly losing our elderly Holocaust survivors and people still need to learn about their history.
By having the survivors tell their own stories, we will learn to love and appreciate those around us and not promote hatred and violence to solve our problems.
People, and especially younger ones, need to remember the past so that it doesn’t happen again.
If you’re interested in volunteering, contact either Rabbi Yudi or Chayala Zarchi at firstname.lastname@example.org.