Holiday Heroes: Celebrating Hanukkah across generations


Every holiday has its unsung hero, and AOL's video series "Holiday Heroes" highlights those individuals who are making a difference in their communities.

Hanukkah brings together Jewish families around the world to celebrate the festival of lights and recount centuries of traditions and history. For the Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia (JFCS) this means bringing together different generations, from Holocaust survivors to pre-schoolers around Philadelphia, for a time of celebration and reflection.

"What JFCS really does is we strengthen lives across generations. That is what we are all about," explained Paula Goldstein, president and CEO of the organization.

She continued, "We are the providers for Holocaust survivors in the Philadelphia area." Whether that means operating as a social services agency, providing emergency financial needs or socialization opportunities for the elderly, the organization is one of the city's most established.

See how they ring in Hanukkah on this episode of "Holiday Heroes."