The traditional lighting of the Fox Family Hanukkah Menorah will take place for its 64th year at UofL Health – Medical Center East to honor Hilda Fox, head nurse at UofL Health – Jewish Hospital for many years prior to her death on the fourth night of Hanukkah. 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 Fox and her service to the Jewish Hospital organization represent a storied period in the hospital’s history. 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.
The first candle will be lit at sundown on the first day of Hanukkah Nov. 28 by Hilda Fox’s nephew, Lawrence Fox. The last night of Hanukkah is Dec. 6.