Book Menorah - A Lesson in Giving
5th grade Judaic Studies Teacher Baila Brackman likes to do Chanukah projects with her students that are not only fun to do together, but also bring the lessons of Torah alive by teaching the children about giving. Each year's class decides on what items to collect, and builds a menorah out of them. Sometimes that building can be a little challenging as it was with last year's menorah made out of toys. After celebrating with their menorah, the class donates the items to a charitable organization.
This year's menorah was made of books. Last year's was made of toys, and before that, a "canora," made of canned food even stood up to being lit.
Happy Chanukah to all our families and friends!