Flames of Chanukah Kindled at McGill University

The flames of Chanukah have been kindled on the campus of McGill University once more! This time, on the first night of the eight day festival of lights 2012, Mayor Michael Appelbaum, the first Jewish mayor of Montreal, joined Chabad at McGill to light the “Official Canned Menorah” on the lower field. The Canned Menorah was built from cans of food raised through a student led food drive.

Led by seven ambassadors, the canned menorah, which was kindled on McGill’s lower field, was built of cans collected and donated by students from the McGill Jewish Community. The cans – more than 500 of them! – will be donated to two local charities.

MADA, Montreal’s largest kosher soup kitchen, serving thousands of meals each week and Yellow Door, a non-affiliated McGill food bank which donates food to students who are struggling, received the cans of kosher food to distribute to their clientele.

The cans were collected throughout the weeks leading up to Chanukah and the drive was officially launched at a cocktail kickoff event two weeks prior. Led by the Chabad Student Organization’s presidents, Orly Freiberg and Jesse Tepperman, both of Toronto, the event saw more than 300 cans come in.

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