Federation in the news: WWLP-TV Channel 22 12/21/22

Easthampton celebrates fourth night of Hanukkah with new menorah

EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Wednesday is the fourth night of Hanukkah and one community is making it known.

The Jewish Federation of Western Mass was able to secure a $3,500 grant to purchase a six foot outdoor menorah for Easthampton.

The grant funding was provided from Shine A Light, a national initiative that spotlights modern-day antisemitism. The initiative uses positive community outreach, particularly in connection with the story of Hanukkah to champion the message that light can dispel darkness and hatred.