"It was so special to be in the school where we meet for Shabbat services, and the kids were thrilled to hear about the secret weekend life of their school hall. "
Miriam showed various chanukiyot and compared the flame created by a wax candle and olive oil with a wick in it. She shared about the miracle of oil lasting for 8 days, about the difference between an electric light which makes a tiny difference in a big hall with the lights off (they experimented!) and flames, which can pass light from one candle to another, making a bigger and bigger light. We talked about how each of us is a bit like a candle which can pass on light and spread a lot of light in the world, particularly when it seems dark. The kids asked brilliant questions and got a chance to play dreidel.
We are so grateful for the warm welcome that Summerswood gives us.