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Sydney Jewish Museum

Discovering Chanukah for Primary Students

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Where
Online
Online
See event description for details on how to connect.
When

Thursday 25 November from 2pm to 3pm

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:

  1. Discover what Chanukah is and why it is celebrated

  2. Learn what foods are traditionally eaten and why

  3. See and uncover the meaning of lighting candles

  4. Engage in a craft activity to make a dreidel

YOU WILL NEED:

  1. Worksheet (emailed to you upon registration)

  2. A piece of paper and a pair of scissors

CURRICULUM LINKS:

History – Stage 1 & 2: Community and Remembrance

Outcomes: HT2-1 identifies celebrations and commemorations of significance in Australia and the world.

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