The students of the Early of Temple B’nai Abraham enjoy learning about the upcoming holiday of Hanukkah. They particularly delighted in the hands-on experience of making oil for Hanukkah menorahs, one of the key symbols of this significant Jewish holiday. The students participated in the workshop that demonstrated the process used by the Maccabees, the heroes of the miracle of Hanukkah, to refine olive oil for the Temple Menorah. The students delighted in squeezing the fresh olives in a hand press, straining the extract, spinning it in a centrifuge that separates the pure oil and then fashioning wicks out of cotton for use with the oil when lighting the menorah, all under the guidance and auspices of Rabbi Yisroel Rosenbaum of The Living Legacy, who set up the Olive Oil Press at the temple.
For information regarding The Early School program please contact Director of Early Childhood Education Aronson Ziering at 973-994-7016. Non-temple members are most welcome to participate in all Early School programs.