Celebrating Chanukah 2017
Each year, the students create a Chanukah menorah, or chanukiah, to hang on the wall in the multi-purpose room and "light" a candle each day. We decided to do something a little different to give back this year.
Organized by the Primary, each candle had a basket at the bottom with a label. Hillel families were asked to donate different items that are often needed by homeless shelters. These items included hats, gloves, toys, socks, scarves, and canned food.
Thank you to all who participated!
Before we left for winter break, we set up some fun Chanukah festivities for the kids to do.
One of the festivities included a dreidel tournament.
We were lucky enough to have a special visitor with us on this day. Maytal Levi (seen above playing dreidel) is a former Hillel student and visiting Hebrew teacher. We loved having her!
Students also decorated delicious doughnuts with sugar, cinnamon sugar, or chocolate. They also spread white icing on dreidel-shaped cookies and covered them in brightly colored sprinkles.
What would Chanukah be without lots and lots of latkes?? Ms. Rochel brought all the supplies for the students to help make them from start to finish. Each student took turns peeling and grating the potatoes.
Ms. Rochel added the onion, salt, and eggs before carefully putting them into the oil.
Look at that golden latke goodness!
What a delicious celebration!
A HUGE thank you to Rabbi Simon and Ms. Rochel for making this celebration possible!