A Chanukah Message from Terri Bonoff

A Chanukah Message from Terri Bonoff

Read community insights, advice and perspectives during Chanukah.

Terri Bonoff
Terri Bonoff

On the first night of Chanukah, I am most grateful for the gift of family. We are gathering at my brother’s home, enjoying latkes, love and laughter. May healing shine upon my brother.

On Monday, the second night of Chanukah, I celebrate the Atlanta Jewish Community, basking in the warmth that is so generously shared among us.

On Tuesday, the third night of Chanukah, I celebrate the generous philanthropy of our Community of Giving, the JF&CS virtual event that takes place on Giving Tuesday and supports all that we do for our treasured clients.

On Wednesday, the fourth night of Chanukah, I am grateful for the distinguished leadership team and staff of JF&CS, my esteemed colleagues, who are selflessly dedicating their lives to serving those in need and providing best-in-class services to the diverse Atlanta community.

On Thursday, the fifth night of Chanukah, I send a BIG THANK YOU to all of the JF&CS volunteers who exponentially extend the reach of our service and fuel the mission of the agency!

Friday, the sixth night of Chanukah and Shabbat, please join me in prayers of gratitude as we live amidst a pandemic and celebrate the good health we have among us. May our gratitude be an antidote and bring healing to our world.

On Saturday, the seventh night of Chanukah, and Havdalah, we rejoice in the restoration of the mind and soul — may G-d have heard our prayers.

On Sunday, the final night of Chanukah, I give special thanks and ask for prayers of good health for birth and new beginnings. We are about to welcome our first grandchild, a precious granddaughter, and at least one more on the way. May the blessings of goodness be bestowed upon these new and precious lives. I am forever grateful.

Happy Chanukah!

Terri Bonoff is the CEO of Jewish Family & Career Services.

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