Shabbat Candlesticks

Shabbat Candlesticks

Shabbat Candlesticks 

When her youngest Granddaughter was a little girl, Gloria Kaftan was approached in the Dexter Davidson Grocery Market by an Orthodox woman who offered her a set of tin candlesticks. "Are you Jewish?" the woman asked. "Yes I am", Gloria assured her. The woman inquired further. "Is there anyone you could teach to bench light each Shabbat with these candlesticks?" "Yes there is", Gloria replied.

And thus began a new tradition in her children's home, keeping the light of Judaism alive for another Jewish Family.

In keeping with the accompanying story and to preserve Gloria and Allen's memory, we present the parents of each First-born child named at Temple Israel with a pair of candlesticks to be lit each Shabbat in their home. We hope this practice will strengthen Jewish identity in their children and begin to instill in their hearts a love of Jewish tradition.

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