spotlight (8).jpgChanukah Telethon This Sunday To Include LIVE Pidyon HaBen!

The Chanukah Telethon aires this Sunday Dec 16th 2012, from 7-11pm on WLNY TV channels 10/55. It will also be streaming live on

Tune in for 'a first' on television, a Pidyon HaBen - the redemption of the [first born] son, for a 12 year old!

This ceremony, usually reserved for the 31st day after the baby's birth, will be performed by parents who have just recently learned of this obligation to redeem their first born son by giving 5 silver coins to a Kohen (a priestly descendant of Aaron).

"Just a few days ago, when the family called me on what they should do,' said Rabbi Perl," I said no problem, it’s not too late, come share this mitzvah with our 12 million viewers on the upcoming Chanukah Telethon!"

The evening will also showcase special honors to Hurricane Sandy Survivors & First Responders of the Emergency Services. Tune in to learn of the dramatic moving story of Mitka Kalinski, a holocaust survivor who was the child slave to a Nazi.

Just prior to Hurricane Sandy two Nassau County cops were tragically killed, days apart. They were Police Officers Arthur Lopez and Joseph Olivieri. Their families will be joining the rabbi and co-hosts on the Telethon's center stage.

VIP Telethon honorees include renowned health industry leaders Brad Markowitz, Michael New and Dr Mitchel Wolfson.

The Telethon will be hosted by Rabbi Perl with co-hosts Mickey B, Leni Goldsmith, Jay Mostel, Kive Strickoff & Dave Weiss. Also emceeing are The Bible Players, Andrew Davies and Aaron Friedman.

The Dancing Rabbis, first class entertainment accompanied by the Neshoma Ochestras, all make the potpourri for this uplifting evening of support in helping so many who have fallen between the cracks during these difficult times.

Please tune into the 20th Annual Chanukah Telethon this Sunday Dec 16, 2012 7-11pm on WLNY TV 10/55 and streaming live on The Chanukah Telethon is in support for the life saving work of NCFJE Chabad of Mineola directed by Rabbi Anchelle Perl.