Rabbi Fishel’s message - Chanukah

Chanukah is a Festival of Lights, and as we prepare to greet the entire community to celebrate with our most innovative Menorah yet, we should pause to think about light and how each and every one of us can increase it. We speak of seeking the light and spreading the light, to eliminate darkness and ignorance — will you kindle a light and help us bring more light to this community? Add a candle: bring a friend who would otherwise not join the festivities.

  • We’ve had many calls from elderly people, asking Chabad if we know anyone who can drive them to the event. If you can help, please e-mail Kim at the office, and kindle this light. [email protected]

  • If you would like to volunteer to help with the booths at the event, please kindle this light by e-mailing Ettie at [email protected]

  • If you know someone that needs a Chanukah menorah, please let us know and we will make sure to get them one.

  • If you know someone that can use a little company with a nice hot latke, please let us know and we will make sure to have someone bring them light with a visit.

  • Click here to find out how you can join and be a part of the Chanukah festival to make it the brightest and the best!

  • If you know how or are willing to learn how to operate a scissor lift,, to be one of the 9 people who will work the scissor lifts at the actual event, please email [email protected].

  • Listen up: the Preschool of the Arts is creating its own special light, with a Canorah! Parents are asked to bring in tins of food so that we will create a Menorah out of cans and then donate them to the shelter after Chanukah

If you would like to help by making a donation to the community-wide Chanukah Festival and also to join our year-end campaign please click here!

We are making sure that we light up the entire community. Look out for the Mobile Menorah driving around town!

The Naples Chabad’s light beams far and wide, as all of us spread comfort, hope, and blessings and not just during Chanukah. Here is a message from an appreciative young girl in Toronto, Canada, the recipient of our letters and donations for her organization to help other children with terminal illness. She speaks of her gratitude to virtual strangers who “opened their hearts and gave me a gift to help others.” Our light reached across the miles and closed the space of cultural differences, as shown by her words: “Your support will forever keep me fighting and doing unto others...”


With blessings,


Rabbi Fishel & Ettie Zaklos