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.