Virtual Hanukkah at WAM 2020

Sunday, December 6, 11am-2pm

Online via Zoom – Register here

WAM is happy to partner with the Worcester JCC and the Jewish Federation of Central MA to bring you our second Hanukkah at WAM! We are excited about this year's programming. While this year all of our activities will be virtual, we hope to gather in-person next year.


  • 11am Introduction and Welcome to the Program – WAM and JCC partners
  • 11:05am Hanukkah 101 Teach-in with Dreidel – Rabbi Aviva Fellman, Congregation Beth Israel
  • 11:20am Edible Dreidel Craft
  • 11:25am Personal Menorah Story #1 – Steven Schimmel, Jewish Federation, Executive Director
  • 11:30am Sufganiyot Cooking video
  • 11:45am PJ Story Time 1Hanukkah Bear by Eric A. Kimmel, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka, with Worcester Art Museum librarian Rebecca Morin
  • 11:57am Personal Menorah Story #2 – Wendy Wong
  • 12:00pm PJ Story Time 2Hanukkah Cookies with Sprinkles by David A. Adler, illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler, with Worcester Art Museum librarian Rebecca Morin
  • 12:15pm Menorah Story #3 – Nina Ryan, Director JCC Early Childhood Center
  • 12:18pm Neumann Exhibition Preview – Claire C. Whitner, Director of Curatorial Affairs and the James A. Welu Curator of European Art
  • 12:50pm PJ Story Time 3 – Mindy Hall, Jewish Federation Director of Outreach and Engagement, reads Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric A. Kimmel, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
  • 1:05pm Menorah Story #4 – Maxine Glassman
  • 1:10pm Latke Cooking Video
  • 1:20pm Menorah Story #5 – Ron Rosenstock, Photographer and JCC Board Member
  • 1:25pm WAM Studio Art Suncatcher Activity – with Ellen Donaldson
  • 1:45pm Wacky Hanukkah Menorahs Through the Ages and Hanukkah Blessings & Songs – Rabbi Valerie Cohen and Cantor Rachel Reef-Simpson, Temple Emanuel Sinai
  • 1:55pm Closing – WAM and JCC partners


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