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St. John’s Celebrates Hanukkah
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Holds Menorah Lighting Ceremony
FAR ROCKAWAY, 2017—Thursday, December 14, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital celebrated the
start of Hanukkah with a menorah lighting ceremony. Staff members, as well as members of the
community were invited to attend and participate.
The hospital will have a small menorah lighting ceremony for each day of Hanukkah. The public is
invited and encouraged to attend all of
these ceremonies, and special guests are
chosen each day to light the menorah. At
this event, Rabbi Avraham Klein and
students from a local Hebrew academy
lit the menorah alongside members of
the St. John’s Episcopal Hospital
Pastoral Care Department, including
Chaplain Rabbi Leslie Schotz, Chaplain
Rabbi Imanuel Davydov, and Dr. Nancy
Schaffer. Kosher Donuts were also given
as treats to the students.
“Hanukkah is the perfect time of year to
remember the importance of family,
friends, and community,” said CEO
Gerard Walsh. “We are excited to
celebrate with our friends in the
From Le to Right: Chaplain Rabbi Leslie Schotz, Chaplain Rabbi Imanuel
Davydov, and Dr. Nancy Schaer
ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL HOSPITAL’S CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY PARTY
St John's distributed over 800 toys to children in the
community for the holiday at a children's holiday party.
They were joined by other organizations to give back to
children in the Far Rockaway community on Wednesday,
December 20th at the Peninsula Preparatory Academy.
St. John’s is committed to engaging, serving and
successfully contributing to the community.
of the Rockaways and surrounding areas.