Be a Shamash

Our annual Book Meshuggenahs Chanukah Book Giveaway contest is  inspired by the words of Rabbi David Wolpe, who said: “The Shamash is the candle that lights the others. Be a Shamash.” Please share a picture or a few words about how you are being a Shamash this Chanukah so we can celebrate your kindness and enter you in our contest for a chance to win one of eight Book Meshuggenahs’ books. Thank you for helping to heal the world!

Chicago IL
Grandpa taught special education for over forty years, but retiring didn’t stop him from teaching. For the past ten years, his love and dedication to teaching, and to the community at his old school brought him to substitute teach there. He substitute taught there nearly every day last year! After schools in Chicago closed last March, and continue to be closed now, he hasn’t been able to teach. Since my daughter knows how much he loves reading stories, she makes sure to video chat with him every night, and she gets to choose from an array of books he has just for her. It’s a win-win situation, as he loves reading to her and she loves his bedtime stories

Teaneck NJ
Helping Mom take out grape juice stains from his jeans on laundry day.

Teaneck NJ
Vacuuming the kitchen floor after dinner to get the house ready for Shabbat.

Shalom Village
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Visiting the sick and elderly.