Do you know how to cook latkes? Light a candle? Spin a dreidel? Choose a Hanukkah gift? The Dec. 12th production of Heritage Academy’s Hanukkah Show, entitled “Hanukkah for Dummies” provided answers to all of these questions and more.
Hanukkah for Dummies featured traditional candle lighting, dancing, and music. Middle school students produced, directed and starred in videos educating viewers on how to celebrate Hanukkah. Each video clip introduced a grade level musical performance such as Hebrew tunes, “Kama Nerot?” “Yeme Hachanukka,” “Mi Yemalel”, and “Light Up the Night.” Judaics coordinator, Tali Edry, served as the director of Hanukkah for Dummies. “The Hanukkah Show gave our kids the opportunity to shine on stage and show their talent to the wonderful community.”
On Nov. 28, Heritage Academy kindergarten students put on their fuzzy footed pajamas for Heritage Academy Night at Barnes and story time with books from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s PJ Library collection. Middle school leaders assisted children in creating Hanukkah cards for Jewish Geriatric Services and the café became a buzz as second graders donned snowmen masks to read winter inspired poetry. Grades 3, 4, and 5 sang a Hanukkah song, kids participated in a Lego contest, and students ran a gift-wrapping station.