Monday, January 5, 2009

Elsewhere in the Museum...

Since, as Lacy mentioned, the synagogue renovations are hibernating, I thought I'd include some of the other recent activities at the JMM, including some of our Chanukah activities.

Check out this video of Esther Weiner, JMM's Museum Shop Manager, performing a latke (potato pancake) cooking demonstration for students from Mount Washington Elementary!

See the Latke Demo here!

Students enjoying latkes and singing Chanukah songs from Mount Washington Elementary.

Kids singing and enjoying latkes

We also had Daniel Barash lead a Jewish Shadow Puppet workshop with children from across the region. Watch this clip of the students using their puppets during the performance of In the Month of Kislev.

Watch a clip of the show here!

Kids making shadow puppets for In the Month of Kislev.

Kids making shadow puppets

We had over 80 people at the JMM on December 25th enjoying a number of great programs, including the BONIM (builders in Hebrew) project. Based on the photograph, Aufsicht (yellow) by Wolfgang Tillmans in the exhibit, Dateline: Israel, families created their own Israeli city!

Kids building their own Israeli city

The final result!

Final result

The photograph that provided inspiration:

Aufsicht by Wolfgang Tillmans

Thanks to National Lumber for providing materials!

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