Winter Wonderland Exhibit Highlight

December 18, 2018 at 7:18 pm Leave a comment

Today’s Winter Wonderland highlight is a display representing Israel.

The Hanukkiot or Menorah is a symbol of Hanukkah, also called Festival of Lights. Hanukkah celebrates the rededication of the Holy Temple in 164 BCE following the Jewish victory over the Greek-Macedonian army. The eight lights of the Hanukkiot represent the eight days the Temple’s flame stayed lit with only a drop of oil.

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A group of students from The Democratic School of Hadera created these Hanukkiot with the theme of “freedom of choice.” At this progressive public school, students and teachers work together as equals to enact the school’s rules, managing its daily operation and settling disputes between community members.

Visit us online for more information on Winter Wonderland and other holiday opportunities.

Want a break from winter? How about a trip to the Great Barrier Reef?

Lead support for cultural learning provided by Nissan Foundation.


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