Colors: Blue Color

When I was a child my mother used to spin her favorite records for us at home all the time. As a child of the’70s, she loved folk music and played all sorts of records for us. One of her favorites was Simon & Garfunkel. I vividly remember hearing “The Sound of Silence,” “Mrs. Robinson,” and “Scarborough Fair” over and over again. I didn’t understand the lyrics, but I loved the music.

With large in-person Chanukah gatherings being put on hold due to the pandemic, various divisions of the Orthodox Union, the nation’s oldest and largest umbrella organization for the North American Orthodox Jewish community, have come together to create a centralized online hub with resources to guide community members in celebrating at home throughout the holiday, which will take place December 10 through December 18.

Following up on its initial item distribution event for Jewish school educators last month, Chickens for Shabbos and Chazaq organized a second event on the week of Thanksgiving to support the rebbeim and moros teaching at yeshivos and day schools in Queens.