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Chanukah


Miriam spoke to Summerswood School kids about Chanukah this week!
Miriam spoke to Summerswood School kids about Chanukah this week!


"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.

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