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Moriah Lower School Feels the Chanukah Magic

This Chanukah Moriah lower school celebrated with a full week of ruach, excitement and fun. To kick off the festivities, on the first day of Chanukah students attended a carnival, run by the fifth graders. On day two, students in grades three to five participated in a fast-paced game show, where they competed against each other in both mental and physical challenges. Day three was packed with exciting activities, beginning with a life-sized checkers activity, followed by carnival treats at lunch, and culminating with a ruach-filled united recitation of Hallel. On day number four, students took part in what has become a multi-generational Moriah tradition, Cafe Chanukah, complete with sufganiyot, a Kahoot game and, of course, a viewing of “HaSevivon.” In preparation for Shabbat Chanukah, on day five, the students enjoyed a Chanukah themed, oneg Shabbat, complete with delicious latkes. To top off this amazing holiday, the last day featured cross-grade learning and a “See-Run-Build’ activity.

Moriah pre-k read the book “The Magic Dreidels” by Eric Kimmel, and a “sivivon kesem,” “magic dreidel” appeared in their classroom! This giant sevivon had been hanging from the ceiling for a few weeks, piquing the curiosity of the children. During Chanukah, the sevivon was seen spontaneously spinning around throughout the school day! Each afternoon the children said the magic words “Sevivon, sevivon, azeh nes kara hayom?” “Dreidel, dreidel, which miracle happened today?” A Chanukah surprise then magically spun out of the sevivon…Chanukah gelt, small sevivonim for everyone, a new game for the class… The excitement on the children’s faces as the Chanukah treat appeared was priceless! What a magical way to celebrate Chanukah!

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