laboratory about channukkà

NATURE OF ACTIVITY: laboratory and synagogue visit

THEME: Hanukkah: the Festival of Lights

DURATION: 2 hours

TARGET SCHOOLS:  nursery and primary schools

DESCRIPTION: the laboratory starts with some animated readings on the theme, after which each child will make a top (dreidel) out of wood and cardboard and write a few Hebrew letters on it. the children will then play with these toys like Jewish kids do at Hanukkah. At the end of the laboratory there will be a visit to one of the Venetian synagogues.


  • To get to know and understand the traditions and usages associated with the annual Jewish festival of Hanukkah
  • To try out the Hebrew alphabet, writing and learning to recognise a few letters
  • To grasp the principal features of the synagogue, what they represent and how they are used.

Cost: €90 up to 15 students. €5 for each extra student

Educational activities are designed for a minimum of 15 students per class up to a maximum of 25 students. 2 accompanying adults are allowed free entry, plus carers, where appropriate, for small or disabled children and those with learning difficulties.