Accept the Challenge

In 2018 we inspired people all over the country by not just doing good, but being a model of good for others. This year, we challenge you to take it one step further: don’t just be the light – spread the light!

Just as we increase holiness by lighting an additional candle with each night of Hanukkah, we increase our impact with each week of the Be The Light Challenge. During the first week, we challenge you to be a better you. The second week, strengthen your family. The third week, a more loving synagogue. As you can see, your brightness expands each week of the challenge until we’ve ultimately changed the world!

Join us and make a difference – Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and/or bookmark this page. We’ll update it each week as the challenge progresses.

2018 Recap

In October 2018 we launched a program designed to highlight the good that exists all around us. The goal was simple – inspire the people around you by being you.

On January 20, 2019, “Be The Light” came to a conclusion at a celebration of unity and friendship with more than 500 community members from a dozen spiritual organizations around Los Angeles.

Over 90 days nearly 50 people of all ages, and for all reasons, have been nominated as “The Light”.

We’ve celebrated Thanksgiving and Hanukkah with special activities, messages and connections.

“Be The Light” has generated thousands of likes, shares, comments and loves on social media.

The concept and spirit of “Be The Light” has been echoed by religious leaders and teachers across the country.

13 “Be The Light” displays have been filled with nearly 700 examples of how we are already being “The Light”

And each day, our preschool & religious school students, as well as countless visitors, walk our front steps and are reminded of how easy it is to inspire others through our actions.

The “Be The Light” project might have come to a close, but that doesn’t mean you should stop being the light. Keep looking out for the good all around us, and keep being the source of goodness. Keep sharing uplifting stories. Keep doing the “kodesh moments”, even if no one is watching. And above all, keep giving us the gift of you.