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Each night of Hanukkah is an opportunity to reflect on life’s blessings. Through Heifer at Hanukkah, if you plan on gift giving this season, you can celebrate the holiday by giving a meaningful gift that provides people around the world with training and animals.

The goal of Heifer at Hanukkah is to help children and families learn how giving can be more than charity, through providing self-reliance—the highest level of tzedakah. The gifts in Heifer's gift catalog also reflect the concept of tikkun olam, or "repairing the world."

Mark Feuerstein, one of the stars of USA Network’s Royal Pains, says the idea of “giving people something that can help repair their economic well-being and the future generations of their family with livestock is so beautiful. Heifer International is working to repair the world—one family at a time and one animal at a time.”

As you celebrate the Festival of Lights this year, help bring light to a family in need.


Jason Woods

Jason Woods is from Stillwater, Oklahoma, and has worked for the Americas Area Program of Heifer International since 2010. He has a master’s in cultural geography and a bachelor’s in news-editorial journalism. His passion for Heifer’s work started as a teenager, when he spent a weekend at Heifer Ranch’s Global Village in Perryville, Arkansas.