A Heartwarming Hanukkah Kickoff at Presbyterian Village North

The spirit of Hanukkah illuminated Presbyterian Village North (PVN) on December 7 as residents and teammates came together to kick off the Festival of Lights with a special dinner and program. It was a joyous occasion that brought members of the community closer, fostering unity and understanding.

The event was spearheaded by two passionate residents, Elizabeth Ritz and Cynthia Logan. Their vision was to create a meaningful experience that would not only embrace but also celebrate the diverse Jewish traditions within the PVN community. The Hanukkah kickoff event was a collaborative effort, with support provided by the Community Life, Spiritual Life and Dining Teams. The collective dedication and teamwork ensured that every detail of the celebration was carefully considered, creating an inclusive and festive atmosphere for all attendees.

As the first evening of Hanukkah unfolded, residents gathered ready to share in the joy and significance of the holiday. The aroma of traditional Hanukkah dishes filled the air as residents and teammates joined together for a delightful dinner, enjoying the warmth of companionship and the richness of cultural exchange.

The program that followed was a testament to the diverse talents and experiences present in the community. Residents shared stories, songs and reflections, and lit the first candle on the menorah, creating an atmosphere of connection providing an opportunity for everyone to learn more about the Jewish faith and its traditions.

The PVN Hanukkah kickoff stands as a shining example of how a community can thrive through unity and appreciation for its members’ diverse backgrounds. As the Festival of Lights continues, the community members assemble in the Great Room each day at 4:30 p.m. to continue to light the candles until the final candle is lit this Thursday evening. At a time, there is so much darkness in the world PVN residents are finding their light together.