Chanukah Olive Oil Workshop

Recommended Age: 5 and up 
Duration: 45 minutes
Student Cap: 45 students
Students Take Home: A Small jar of Olive Oil (extra charge)

As a group of Maccabees, students will refine the olive oil needed for the Temple Menorah while they:

  • Pit fresh olives, squeeze them with a hand press.
  • Strain and then spin the extract in a centrifuge to separate the pure oil.
  • Enjoy a video of an olive oil factory in Italy, which introduces them to the modern process.
  • Fashion a wick out of cotton for use with the oil when lighting the Menorah.
  • Take home a sample of the oil.