LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The traditional lighting of the Fox Family Hanukkah Menorah will once again take place at UofL Health – Medical Center East to honor Hilda Fox, head nurse at Jewish Hospital for many years prior to her death on the fourth night of Hanukkah in 1956. Hilda was one of 14 children in her family. Although she never had children of her own, her nieces, nephews (from several generations), along with her hospital family remember and honor her contributions in the community.
Hilda devoted her life to her work and gave generously of her talents and uplifting spirit to the patients she served. It is fitting that we continue to honor her while we are reminded through the pandemic and beyond of the tireless efforts put forth by our present-day health care professionals.
The first candle was lit at sundown on the first day of Hanukkah on Thursday, Dec. 7 by the Fox family.