Daniel Altschuler, 20, who made aliyah three weeks ago from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
lights the 5th Hanukkah candle with Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky.
Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky lit the fifth Hanukkah candle simultaneously in five different Jewish communities around the world on Tuesday night.
The event was conducted by video conference from the Jewish Agency's headquarters in Jerusalem with the participation of Jewish Agency emissaries serving in Kiev, Paris, London, New York, Chicago, Buenos Aires, Mexico City and Montevideo. Joining the emissaries were participants in Jewish Agency educational programs and candidates for aliyah from across the globe.
In Jerusalem, Sharansky was surrounded by recent young olim and tourists who are currently learning Hebrew at a Jewish Agency Ulpan at Kibbutz Tzuba outside Jerusalem.
"We are one global Jewish village whose center is the State of Israel. Your role as emissaries of the Jewish Agency and State of Israel is to make known the miracle of the existence of the State of Israel throughout the world," said Sharansky.