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Decorative Shabbat Candlesticks

Decorative Shabbat Candlesticks

Making ritual objects with students is a tangible way to help kids connect with rituals of Jewish life and feel a connection to the concept of Hiddur Mitzvah. Bringing beautiful, hand-crafted candlesticks home can instill pride in the creator and may inspire families to participate in the mitzvah of lighting Shabbat candles. This project enables students to create charming candlesticks that are safe to use and enhance their families’ experience when lighting Shabbat candles.

Creating Shabbat Candlesticks (449.4 KiB, 163 downloads)