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 especially fitting this year that we continue to honor her while we are reminded during these challenging times of the tireless efforts put forth by our present-day health care professionals.

In recent years, the entire Fox Family has been invited to attend the first night of candle lighting followed by a family dinner afterwards. Due to COVID19 restrictions this year, there will be no family dinner and only assigned family members will light the menorah during each night of Hanukkah.  The first candle will be lit at sundown on the first day of Hanukkah on Thursday, December 10th by Hilda Fox’s nephew, Lawrence Fox.  The last night of Hanukkah is on Thursday, December 17.

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