Yes, we can!
The Jewish community of Windsor made life a little easier for the hungry and unemployed when Rabbi Galperin spearheaded a campaign to build a giant menorah out of donated food cans. While the first annual giant menorah lighting last year at Devonshire Mall was historic, this second lighting was much more important in terms of the good it did for the unemployed in Windsor.
The final tally is in! There were nearly 5,600 cans of food collected for the Unemployed Help Centre, totaling more than 12,300 pounds of food! Mazel tov to all involved in the planning and collection of the cans.
Here are some links to videos taken at the event. I hope you enjoy them. By the way, if you click on the symbol at the bottom right of each video, you can see the movie full screen - you don't need to be limited to the size of the small video window!
The first video features Rabbi Galperin's opening remarks, including the reading of a proclamation from the Windsor City Council.
The next video features Vincent Massey Secondary School teacher Vanessa Plourde's remarks.
The next video features Vincent Massey Secondary School students lighting the helper candle of the menorah.
The final video shows members of the community who lit the candles.