1. A gathering of elderly and young people provides a special opportunity for the children to show respect and for the elders to teach. Special “Kollel” programs for the elderly, and Tzivos Hashem chapters should be established by all the Shluchim.
The theme of Chanukah connects the elders with the youth. The elders fought the enemies who tried to make the youth forget “Your Torah.” “Chanukah” means “dedication” and “Chinuch — education.”
2. On Chanukah we illuminate the darkness outside the home. It can be done by decreasing the evil, or increasing the good. On the fifth evening of Chanukah we see the quality of the approach which increases and adds. The evil will automatically be nullified.
If something is stolen from the realm of holiness the Jew’s job is to see that it is restored.
3. We should increase the dissemination of the teachings of the Alter Rebbe and all the Rebbeim. More Chassidic works should be published. During Chanukah there should be an increase in rejoicing and festive gatherings. A little light banishes a lot of darkness.