Hanukkah is the Jewish eight-day “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and foods. The festival celebrates the triumph of light and morality. Each evening of this eight-day festival, Jews light the menorah for all to see. Hanukkah calls on us to illuminate our world with goodness, because even a small light can dispel much darkness.

JBD, Pillars of Light and East Melbourne Synagogue have collaborated to put decals on shop windows all around town to spread the message.

The universal and uplifting message of this festival is more relevant than ever as we emerge from a difficult winter pandemic and lockdown.