Something different for Chanukah 2012: Dreidels out of clay & a menorah out of Legos
You’ve heard the popular Chanukah song about making dreidels out of clay. But have you heard the one about making a towering menorah out of Legos?
Then you need to check out Chanukah Wonderland.
The Dec. 9 event on the second night of Chanukah runs from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Beverly Cleary Middle School at 1915 N.E. 33rd Ave. Cost is $4 per child, or $12 per family. No reservation is required.
A fun, annual event in most major cities across the country, Chanukah Wonderland’s Portland debut includes holiday arts and crafts – including making dreidels out of clay and a menorah from Legos. Also going on will be a play area for toddlers and a sensory play station, candle making, a modern-day Judah Maccabee, and Kosher food for purchase.
Every Chanukah Wonderland attendee can help piece together the giant menorah that will be lit at 4 p.m., as the event, like a spinning top, winds down.
“The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland is proud to sponsor Chanukah Wonderland for the east side Jewish community,” said Marc N. Blattner, executive director of JFGP. “We hope that everyone will take advantage of this special event and celebration.”
“Chabad has a strong east side presence, and we’re so glad the east side is host to such a huge event,” said Rabbi Bov Bialo, director of Chabad of the Southeast, who is partnering for Chanukah Wonderland with both Rabbi Chaim Wilhelm, director of Chabad of the Northeast, and the JFGP.
For more information about Chanukah Wonderland, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are very excited to be giving away a family pass to this fun event!
posted by Tabitha Rhodes