Welcome to Repair the World’s 8 Nights of Sandy Service: volunteer projects, donation opportunities and tikkun olam ideas for the week of Hanukkah to help the individuals and communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Keep track of all 8 nights here.
Move over Maccabeats, there’s a new Hanukkah single in town this year! Matisyahu’s Happy Hanukkah song is a super-singable, undeniably catchy tune in that “gets-stuck-in-your-head-and-that’s-a-good-thing” kind of way. And better yet, it’s a song with a serious social conscience.
Through the end of Hanukkah, all donations made through the song’s page will benefit Hurricane Sandy relief. Specifically, they will fund the relief work being spearheaded by the Jewish Federations of North America and the Robin Hood foundation. “I am from New York and wanted to give back to my incredible community in the wake of Hurricane Sandy,” Matisyahu commented. Regardless of what you make of his recently shaved-off beard, you can’t argue with that sentiment!
Take a listen below to the latest from the Jewish-reggae superstar, then click here to make a donation.
What’s your favorite Hanukkah song? Let us know in the comments below or by tweeting us at @repairtheworld.