Shalom Parents, and Chag Sa'me'ach - Happy Holiday. Did you know Chanukah is actually considered a minor holiday? And the concept of gifts really has nothing to do with the holiday? It's really a celebration of religious freedom. So given that our religion emphasizes action, such as Gemli'ut Chasidim, your children made a Chanukah project with 8 paper-cut candles. Each candle has a gemli'ut chasidim concept on it, which is designed to foment discussion and action with families. I hope you enjoy these candles, and have an opportunity to look at the messages each night with your family. Each student also has a handout describing the story of Chanukah and a sheet with the blessings we say/sing when we light candles, as well as the order in which we place the candles (as though reading Hebrew) and light the candles (as though reading English).
REMINDER: the homemade Chanukiyah contest is this coming Sunday, Dec. 9th. We will be having a class party prior to viewing the chanukiyot and a school-wide assembly.