Project #1521

Community Building for 1000 Jews & Muslims 2016-18

by Interfaith Encounter Association (IEA)
Mar 11, 2014

Learning about Hanukah

The encounter took place on Thursday, December 19th 2013, between school children from A-Salam School in Majd el-Krum and Dekel School in Karmiel.


The encounter included:

  • Helping the children to get acquainted with one another through acquaintance workshop and games, such as memory game in which every child repeated the names of the other children and where they sit;
  • We talked about similar words in Hebrew and Arabic, in sound and in meaning;
  • We talked about the Jewish Holiday of Hanukah that just passed: - When it is celebrated, its duration of eight days; - reason for celebrating it – victory of the Jews over the Greeks and purification of the Temple; - Symbols of the Holiday – Hanukah lamp and candles, light, doughnuts… - Its connection to Purim that is also a Holiday determined by the Sages


The children from Dekel described how they celebrate the Holiday with their families and the children from A-Salam learned some things they never heard of before.


We ended with creating Hanukah symbols with the art teachers and each child took home the symbol they created.



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Organization Information

Interfaith Encounter Association (IEA)

Location: Jerusalem, Israel - Israel
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Dr. Yehuda Stolov
Executive Director
Jerusalem, Israel

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