Seven members of Maccabi Tzair toured the UK last week sharing the message of Chanukah to the Community on the 75th Maccabi GB Chanukah Torch Relay.
The Torch Relay Delegation which represents the spiritual connection between the Jewish people in the Diaspora and Israel reached an incredible record 2,500 people across the UK by visiting five Jewish primary schools, three care homes, five youth groups, – including Langdon, J Living, The Zone in Leeds and King David school in Manchester– teaching British-Jewry about the meaning of Chanukah and the Maccabi spirit.
Speaking about the visit and the importance of establishing links between Israel and Great Britain, Maccabi GB Event Coordinator Daniella Sherman said “It is great to have welcomed the 75th Maccabi Tzair Torch Relay Delegation to the UK last week. It is important to Maccabi GB to enable members of the Community to connect with their Jewish Identity and learn about the story of Chanukah. From London to Leeds and Manchester, the Delegation was welcomed throughout and everyone they met was excited to hear about the Chanukah message and get involved in the wonderful activities they hosted. We are already looking forward to welcoming them back next year.”
The Torch is lit at the graves of the Maccabees in Israel, in the presence of Maccabi leaders, The Israeli Minister of Education and many well-known Israeli sportspeople. From there, it travels through Israel and the Diaspora symbolising the spiritual reunion of the Jewish People. The MGB Chanukah Torch Relay expresses the Maccabi Movement’s values: the continuity of the Jewish People, the love for Israel, freedom and independence.