Ever wondered about the Jewish festival of Chanukah? What do the candles represent and what is a dreidel?
Candles, dreidels and even fried foods are all important parts of the Jewish festival of lights, Chanukah! This year Chanukah, which is celebrated over 8 nights, will begin in late November.
The Sydney Jewish Museum invites your primary students to a complimentary live and interactive Chanukah workshop, facilitated by a Museum Educator. This 45-minute online program will introduce students to the traditions and symbolism associated with this important festival.
DURING THE WORKSHOP, STUDENTS WILL:
Discover what Chanukah is and why it is celebrated
Learn what foods are traditionally eaten and why
See and uncover the meaning of lighting candles
Engage in a craft activity to make a dreidel
YOU WILL NEED:
Worksheet (emailed to you upon registration)
A piece of paper and a pair of scissors
History – Stage 1 & 2: Community and Remembrance
Outcomes: HT2-1 identifies celebrations and commemorations of significance in Australia and the world.