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Sunday, February 23, 2020
PRESS PHOTOS BY ANITA HIRSCHOn the Jewish Journey from the pyramids to Mt. Sinai, the Jews crossed the Red Sea, from Egypt to freedom, and received the Ten Commandments. Addison Roberts is working on the Red Sea during the construction phase of the ChanuCan project at Temple Beth El, South Whitehall. PRESS PHOTOS BY ANITA HIRSCHOn the Jewish Journey from the pyramids to Mt. Sinai, the Jews crossed the Red Sea, from Egypt to freedom, and received the Ten Commandments. Addison Roberts is working on the Red Sea during the construction phase of the ChanuCan project at Temple Beth El, South Whitehall.
Chief ChanuCan Engineer Bernie Schonbach shows Ian Hazan how to construct the star and letters for the Beth El Al plane. Schonbach was one of the many adults who worked with the students in this project. Chief ChanuCan Engineer Bernie Schonbach shows Ian Hazan how to construct the star and letters for the Beth El Al plane. Schonbach was one of the many adults who worked with the students in this project.
Parent volunteer Henry Luftman, student Ian Hazan, Build Captain Pat Dacey, and in the front, Build Captain Michael Finley work on building Aliyah ChanuCan project. Parent volunteer Henry Luftman, student Ian Hazan, Build Captain Pat Dacey, and in the front, Build Captain Michael Finley work on building Aliyah ChanuCan project.
The first in the “Jewish Journeys … Let’s Go” begins with the crossing of the Red Sea and the receiving of the Ten Commandments and the Exodus. The first in the “Jewish Journeys … Let’s Go” begins with the crossing of the Red Sea and the receiving of the Ten Commandments and the Exodus.
The Statue of Liberty was the winner in the ChanuCan construction. Students stood in for the statue, using it as a photo opportunity after the winners were announced at the Hanukkah party. The Statue of Liberty was the winner in the ChanuCan construction. Students stood in for the statue, using it as a photo opportunity after the winners were announced at the Hanukkah party.
The Beth El Al line plane is going to Israel which is called making Aliyah. The Beth El Al line plane is going to Israel which is called making Aliyah.

Hanukkah project benefits Second Harvest and food pantry

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by ANITA HIRSCH Special to The Press in Local News

When Hanukkah is about to begin at Temple Beth El, South Whitehall, the adults and children meet together to plan their ChanuCan project, which benefits Second Harvest Food Bank as well as the Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley.

This project began in 2011. At Temple Beth El, the project is directed by Shari Spark, coordinator of Ritual and Services, as a project of Jewish Family Education.

Meetings were held, teams were organized and the 2019 theme selected was “Jewish Journey’s ... Let’s GO!”

Donations were accepted and cans were purchased and collected.

And then, the building of the structures began.

After the structures were completed, an ExtravaCANza party was held Dec. 15, 2019, in the social hall.

The fun and festivities included delicious latkes and doughnuts, dreidel games, crafts, magic with the Great Marookie and judging of CANstruction projects.

These structures included the Exodus or journey out of Israel and the giving of the Ten Commandments, the journey on the ships coming to America, the Statue of Liberty, going back to Israel by air on El Al or Beth El Al, and landing back in Israel (Aliyah).

The winner of CANstruction was the Statue of Liberty. After the CANstruction projects were completed and judged, they were taken apart and the cans were donated to the food bank and pantry.