The front page of the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin Chanukah edition, published December 7, featured a photo from the Ottawa Jewish Archives of an unidentified young boy lighting Chanukah candles. Thanks to all the Bulletin readers who identified the boy as Joe Levitan.
Special thanks to Joe’s wife, Rhoda Levitan, who told us the photo was taken at Hillel Academy/Beth Shalom on Chapel Street in 1961 or ’62 when Joe was nine or 10. A copy of the photo hangs in the Levitan home.
Rhoda supplied this photo of Joe lighting the candles this past Chanukah.