Olive press workshop reenacts process of the Maccabees | Arts & Culture
BLUE ASH, OH (FOX19) - Judah Maccabee will be on hand to host the Olive Press Workshop, as Chanukah shopping turns into a family adventure at the Blue Ash Kroger and Barnes and Noble - Kenwood. This is a free of charge event that is fun and educational for the entire family.
On Sunday, December 18 at the Blue Ash Kroger, there will be two Olive Press Workshop presentations, at 1:30 and 2:30 pm. The program will be held near the Kosher department.
Then, on Monday, December 19 at Barnes and Noble – Kenwood, at 4:15 pm there will be an Olive Press Workshop presentation, together with the story of Chanukah as told by Judah Maccabee.
“The Olive Press Workshop demonstrates the process used by the Maccabees to refine olive oil for the Temple Menorah,” explains Rabbi Berel Cohen, Director of Youth and Family Programming at Chabad Jewish Center. “This workshop will make the family’s Chanukah experience so much more exciting. Come and see for yourself!”
Under the guidance of Judah Maccabee, those in attendance will squeeze fresh olives, just as in ancient times, then purify their oil with a modern-day centrifuge. Next, participants will make wicks out of cotton, which will be used together with the freshly made oil in a menorah lighting ceremony. Participants will have the opportunity to take a picture with Judah Maccabee.
The Olive Press Workshop is part of The Living Legacy series. The Living Legacy brings Judaism alive for children, teens and adults throughout Cincinnati with a series of unforgettable hands-on educational programs and workshops.
For more information about the Olive Press Workshop or to book a presentation: 513-793-5200, or RabbiCohen@ChabadBA.com.
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