JPS students and families gathered to add light in a world that seems so dark. We gave tzedakah, recited tefillot (prayers), Tehillim (psalms), and the blessing for the protection of the Israeli Defense Forces. Afterwards, families had the opportunity to do mitzvot such as purchasing a mezuzah for a door at home that doesn’t have one yet, giving Tzedakah to organizations in Israel, purchasing a letter in the Unity Torah scroll, lighting Shabbat candles, and wrapping Tefillin. It was heartwarming to see families commit to fulfilling mitzvot in the merit of our brothers and sisters in Israel. May the prayers of our young children be answered immediately, and may we see peace in Israel.