December 15, 2006
Pre-school students at Congregation Beth Israel were busy on Fri day making holiday artwork.
The Jewish festival of lights, Chanukah, starts Friday evening and
lasts for the next eight days.
The students sang traditional Jewish songs while their teachers helped them light their own menorahs.
But, even with all the fun, the kids knew why the holiday is so special.
"It's an important family time for many Jewish families a time for families to be together and have fun together, much more than being a synagogue based holiday. Most of the customs have to do with things that bring families together in happy situations," said Rabbi Daniel Alexander of Congregation Beth Israel.