Jewish students learn how to make menorahs

Home Depot partners with Renton Jewish Center for holiday projects

  • Sunday, December 22, 2019 9:15pm
  • LifeNews

The Chabad Jewish Center of Renton’s JKIDS, the department for Jewish youth, partnered with The Home Depot in Kent to offer a pre-Hanukkah workshop for children and their families.

Participants heard the Hanukkah story, donned aprons and made wood menorahs at The Home Depot. They enjoyed traditional Chanukah treats, like Latkes and chocolate Gelt, while working on their masterpieces, according to a press release from the Chabad Jewish Center of Renton.

“I want my child to grow up with pride in their Jewish heritage and a feeling of equality and self-confidence as an American” A Renton resident and workshop attendee Shiri stated in the press release. “Chabad’s Hanukkah menorahs are arguably one of the most important developments ever to help my child’s education. I wish they had this where I grew up.”

The menorah is seen as a symbol of Jewish pride and teaches a universal message to add in light to dispel darkness.

“It’s beautiful, seeing young children exploring their tradition together with their parents, as they carry the ever-present torch of Jewish pride on to the next generation,” Rabbi Yisroel Treitel stated in the release.

For more information about Hanukkah and information about the upcoming Glow in the Dark Community Chanukah Celebration on Dec. 22, visit www.jewishrenton.com/hanukkah.


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@rentonreporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.rentonreporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

Photo courtesy of the Chabad Jewish Center of Renton. Home Depot Menorah workshop

Photo courtesy of the Chabad Jewish Center of Renton. Home Depot Menorah workshop

More in Life

‘Don’t assume it can’t happen to you’

Federal Way resident Evelyn Allcorn shares story of her husband’s battle with COVID-19 after he tested positive on March 28.

Auburn dance studio finds creative solutions to keep going during COVID-19

Pacific Ballroom Dance moves to online classes; group returned home early from national competition

Renton March 2020 Youth of the Month
March Rotary Youth of the Month

Rotary members recognize three Renton School District high school students each month… Continue reading

Courtesy of HLN. A screenshot from a preview of an episode of a new true crime show that highlights the Ingrid Lyne case, where a Renton mother was murdered.
Infamous Renton crime to make TV debut

It’s been over two years since a man was found guilty for… Continue reading

Schindler’s legacy bounces along at Baden

CEO of Baden Sports died unexpectedly in February

Photos courtesy of Linda Smith
Celebrating Black Excellence

Local organization honors Black History Month

Alyx Chamberlain, Jennifer Keil and Mario Pilapil, courtesy of Rotary Club of Renton.
Teachers of the Month for February

As part of their commitment to education, and to celebrate teachers in… Continue reading

Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                During halftime, athletes and coaches have individual meetings, while parents watch a video prepared by Highlands Community Church for whatever biblical principle teams are learning about that week at the Upward sports league.
Sports that help kids grow

Local church league gives to neighborhood

Local scouts greet attendants at the Renton First United Methodist Church on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. Photo courtesy of Patrick Montemerlo.
Local scouts celebrate big milestones

Scouts in Boy Scouts of America celebrated Scout Sunday, a national opportunity… Continue reading

Luis Hernandez. Courtesy of Renton Schools
He didn’t care much for class until his teacher encouraged his photography

Local Renton student’s photographs featured in exhibit in Spain

February’s Rotary Youth of the Month

Rotary members recognize three Renton School District high school students each month… Continue reading

Photo by Haley Ausbun. An annual event, Renton High School students showed off their culture, heritage and interests through the 2020 Renton Multicultural Show, Feb. 7 and Feb. 8 at the IKEA Performing Arts Center. The student hosts of the event opened up by saying that Renton High School holds the event each year as a chance to get their one big family into the room together in “reunion.” Performances included the Multicultural Fashion Show, Black Student Union, Latinx Student Union, K-pop and J-pop performances, Filipino Club and many more.
Renton High shows off its culture

Photos by Haley Ausbun. An annual event, Renton High School students showed… Continue reading