Why we are doing this campaign

Listen to Rabbi Slomovitz talk about why he wanted to make ‘Project Let There Be Light’ a North American activity to promote religious understanding.

Light It Up in the Night Song PLUS Lyrics

With the first night of Hanukkah falling on Christmas this year, we are creating a campaign which will offer historical information from the Jewish and Christian perspectives about the reasons for placing a menorah on or near the tree.  In doing so, in this time of greatly increased antisemitism, we hope to fight prejudice in a number of ways.

First, it will reemphasize the strong linkages between the religions.  Second, it will highlight the concept of Judaism as the “parent” religion that gave birth to Christianity. Third, we have a song and hymn written/produced, to be sung on December 25th which highlights the themes of mutual respect and understanding. Our hope is to have this program every year regardless of the actual dates of the holidays.

Here is a sneak peek into the song created for this new annual event-

Light It Up in the Night Song PLUS Lyrics

With the first night of Hanukkah falling on Christmas this year, we are creating a campaign which will offer historical information from the Jewish and Christian perspectives about the reasons for placing a menorah on or near the tree.  In doing so, in this time of greatly increased antisemitism, we hope to fight prejudice in a number of ways.

First, it will reemphasize the strong linkages between the religions.  Second, it will highlight the concept of Judaism as the “parent” religion that gave birth to Christianity. Third, we have a song and hymn written/produced, to be sung on December 25th which highlights the themes of mutual respect and understanding. Our hope is to have this program every year regardless of the actual dates of the holidays.

Here is a sneak peek into the song created for this new annual event-

Coming soon!

Project Let There Be Light is coming— we are launching a nation wide campaign to encourage our Christian friends to place a menorah ornament on their Christmas tree. We will be learning about about the religious shared traditions and connections. More to come ~~~