Olive Press Show


Rabbi Shmuly G. of Chabad Youth Network of Florida



Workshop Description:

The Olive Press Show is an amazing hands-on workshop which children never forget.

It brings the light and joy of Chanukah into the school, by introducing students to the actual production of olive oil, used in a Chanukah Menorah.

Using an array of modern and ancient instruments to recreate this process, students meet Judah the Maccabee, pick fresh olives and squeeze them with a hand press. They strain the juice and spin it in a centrifuge that separates the pure oil. Each participant fashions a wick out of cotton, and when the oil is purified, the children fill and light a Menorah.