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.