Olive Press Workshop


Quick Facts

Recommended Age: Preschool - 6th Grade

Duration: 30min - 45min 

Student Cap: 50 

Take Home: Option 1: Several hand-made Chanukah Candles
Option 2: A beautiful wooden Menorah

Dates: One month before Chanukah 

Cost: $300 for initial presentation. $100 for each additional.
Also available at our premises for $250

Craft: Option 1: Included.    Option 2: Add $20 per child



 Bring the light and joy of Chanukah into your classroom through the Olive Press program. This program introduces 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.

We can’t promise the oil will last for eight days, but the memories are sure to last a lifetime!