The Chanukah traditions appeal to all ages and this workshop offers an exciting learning experience for the holiday.

Dressed as Maccabees, the children watch an olive oil demonstration and then get to make some ‘refined olive oil’ themselves. An ancient, 100 year old olive press is used. The children pit the olives and help in pressing them to extract the oil. In wonder, they watch the pure oil being extracted in a hand-driven centrifuge. They even fashion their own wick out of cotton.

We can’t promise the oil will last for eight days, but the memories are sure to last a lifetime!