Kislev: Shine Your Light

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What’s Light Got to do with it? By DovBer Pinson

What's Light Got To Do With It? Rabbi DovBer Pinson explores why Chanukah is well known as the ‚"Festival of Lights"

Inside Chanukah

Inside Chanukah: In this book, Aryeh Pinchas Strickoff explores every aspect of Chanukah. The miracles, the mitzvos, the minhagim ‚he uses an array of sources to bring fresh insights into them all. Each thought is concise and accessible, perfect for sharing with family and friends. Discover the messages of Chanukah ‚ideas that will illuminate your life long after the candles burn out.

How to Find Light Within the Darkness by Leia Baez

How to Find Light Within the Darkness: When it looks like we are at the end of our tether, use Emunah to beef us up, and use our power of self to persevere. Great for discussion. Mentors can add the Emunah, bitachon, and working through our problems bent to this.

Light One Candle By Benny Friedman

Light one candle: More light and then even more - that's the theme of Chanukah. Never stop growing, never stop brightening, don't let the light go out. The flame of Judaism is in your heart and in your hands. Use it to light one candle. And tomorrow, light another one.

Advanced Learning

A Mitzvah is a Candle and Torah is Light: How do the candle and light parallel Torah and Mitzvot? How do the Torah and Mitzvah here in Mishlei 6:23 parallel the mussar of one's father and the Torah of one's mother in Mishlei 1:8?

Protective Light Visualization Relaxation Script

Protective Light Visualization Relaxation Script: This protective light relaxation script will guide you to relax in the comfort of imagining being surrounded by light.


Each month we will profile 9 resources based on a theme of the month and include more resources . Of course, our full resource bank is open to you all year round.  We hope these resources will be helpful to you in facilitating your groups.

As you peruse the broad selection of resources that we’ve gathered, please bear in mind that we do not sift through each one with a fine toothed comb and, therefore, Core does not endorse any specific resource.  Core encourages you to use your judgment or consult your da’as Torah regarding the suitability of the content for your group. Core believes “chochma bagoyim ta’amin” and so there are valuable lessons to be found even in secular resources such as TED talks and craft and activity sites. We trust that you will winnow the grain from the chaff and glean the valuable material to be gained from those sources.

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