Rabbi Sivan Maas, one of the leading secular humanistic Jewish thinkers, discusses the accumulated meaning of Chanukah through the millennia.

Rabbi Mass is the Dean of Tmura-IISHJ: the Institute for Training Secular Humanistic Rabbis and Jewish Leadership in Israel. From the beginning, the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism sought connections in the wider Jewish world, especially in Israel.

In 2004, Rabbi Sivan Malkin Maas, the first Israeli rabbi ordained by IISHJ, founded Tmura-IISHJ: the Institute for Training Secular Humanistic Rabbis and Jewish Leadership in Israel. Through training rabbis and leaders, public programs, media advocacy and publications, Tmura-IISHJ is becoming a leading voice for Secular Humanistic Judaism in the Jewish state. Tmura-IISHJ is actively supported by the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism.