On December 10th, The Hebrew School of Temple Beth Sholom, 1809 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, celebrated Hanukkah by building a 13 foot Menorah using 70,000 Lego Bricks. The event was led by Stephen W. Schwartz AIA, founder of Building Blocks Workshop. The students formed separate groups with each group constructing a portion of the Menorah with Legos supplied by Mr. Schwartz. The individual portions were then assembled creating the final beautiful Menorah. Once constructed, the Menorah was lit while families sang the blessings and Hanukkah songs. The celebration included a traditional potato latke dinner, music and a children’s grab bag.
Temple Beth Sholom is a conservative egalitarian synagogue with over 400 member families and singles from the Greater New Haven community. For information about Temple Beth Sholom, contact the Temple office at (203) 288-7748 or go to www.tbshamdencom.