Rabbi Yonatan Spitzer, a Magen David Adom ambulance driver and EMT, is bringing the Chanukah spirit across the country with his Menorah on Wheels. The giant chanukiyah is on a trailer towed by an ambulance and accompanied by MDA personnel on Medicycles and all-terrain evacuation vehicles who are sharing the holiday spirit with the public. The vehicle parade began in Be’er Sheva. “It was very exciting to drive the menorah through the streets of Be’er Sheva and see the light that gleamed not only from the chanukiyah, but from the eyes of the citizens,” said Rabbi Spitzer. “Throughout Chanukah, we will reach more cities in order to spread the light and joy of the holiday throughout the country.”
Rabbi Spitzer also manages the MDA Chabad house, coordinates the organisation’s activities, and organises and distributes mishloach manot (gifts of food and sweets) to employees on Purim, matzah on Passover, and more. On Sukkot, he created a Sukkah on Wheels that was towed by an ambulance and brought to MDA stations throughout the country. “Rabbi Spitzer’s charming initiative brings hearts closer, makes the holiday spirit accessible, and encourages smiles throughout the country — from the south to the north,” said Eli Bin, MDA director-general.
“On behalf of the Magen David Adom organisation, the employees and volunteers, I would like to wish the citizens of Israel and the world a happy, light-filled holiday.”