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Holiday Programs

DID YOU KNOW that the most vibrant Jewish youth organization in the world has hundreds of thousands of participants, all under the age of 13?

Chabad's success in attracting so many Jewish youth is simple: Chabad's philosophy is that education should not be limited to the hours a child sits in a classroom, but should be a way of life. Through an exciting mix of hands-on programming, children participating in Chabad's programs learn about their Jewish heritage through holiday celebrations and rituals-all in an experiential and fun manner.

Chabad's educators engage children and their families to experience and touch their heritage while learning about it.  For example, 70,000 children participated in Rosh Hashanah programs which not only teach them how to blow a shofar, but actually make one from a real ram's horn, and take it home for use. For Passover, 125,000 children recreate the matzah making process of our ancestors during the Exodus by actually producing their own flour, grinding the grain by hand and baking the matzah in the time proscribed by Jewish law.  Tens of thousands of children become involved with history when making olive oil just like the Maccabees when preparing for the celebration of Chanukah. 

Using interactive techniques to make Judaism relevant and vibrant, other holiday experiential education programs include:

  • Chanukah theater
  • Beginners Shabbat
  • Lag B'Omer parades
  • Purim celebrations

Further promoting Jewish values, many of Chabad's holiday programs include a volunteer approach to social service activities; children actively distribute food baskets to the elderly during Purim, collect toys for the less fortunate during Chanukah.

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