The Temple office is a very busy place! People coming and going, clergy and staff working from early morning to late at night. There are several times during the year when the staff carve out an hour or two to take a breath, enjoy a meal and each other's company. One of those times is at Hanukkah. In past years, we had rowdy Yankee Swaps and at others a festive grab. This year was different. We all heard Rabbi's Call to Conscience at the beginning of 5777. This year at our annual Hanukkah luncheon we decided to forgo the swap and the grab. We bought and donated gift cards to The Second Step. We know these cards will find their way to a needy recipient... hopefully bringing a little bit of the light of Hanukkah into someone else's life.