Empower Yourself Day is the third of six, free community events Senator Parker will host this summer. The New York Controller’s Office will be on hand to help people locate unclaimed funds and Restoration from Bedford Stuyvesant will be on hand to provide information on financial empowerment. We look forward to seeing you there
"Chanukah is the celebration of miracles, a reminder that all things are possible," Senator Parker said. "As you celebrate the spirit of Chanukah with friends and family, I wish you health, happiness and good fortune." The holiday celebrates a legendary victory of the Maccabees, a band of Jews, over a Greek army that occupied the Holy Land. After the battle, the victorious Maccabees found only a one day supply of oil in the temple to light the lamps. But the oil burned miraculously for eight days, the story says.