Living Legacy - Holiday Series

Shofar Factory


With unique media, and innovative presentation methods, participants will:


·         Gain insight into the significance of the Shofar in the celebration of Rosh Hashanah

·         Craft a genuine Shofar from the raw horn of a ram.

·         See and hear a demonstration of the traditional blasts, while acquiring skills of blowing the Shofar.

·         OPTION: Craft one Shofar to be used at the school's discretion; for an additional fee, students may craft and take home their own Shofar.



Lulav and Etrog


In an imaginary shuk (market place), children become expert shopper where they:


·         Feel the distinct texture of Estrogim from around the world and smell their sweet fragrance.

·         Smell and touch the other three species: the Lulav (palm branch); the Hadas (myrtle); and Arava (willow).

·         Enjoy a video vividly illustrating the beauty of the "Four Species."

·         Learn to arrange and hold a "Four Species" set in the proper manner, as well as the Torah source for each Mitzvah.

·         Create a lulav-holder from strips of palm branches. The group receives one finished set!


This program is greatly enhanced when presented in a school or community Sukkah.



Olive Press


As a group of Macabees, students will refine the olive oil needed for the Temple Menorah while they:


·         Pit fresh olives, squeeze them with a hand press.

·         Strain and then spin the extract in a centrifuge to separate the pure oil.

·         Enjoy a video of an olive oil factory in Italy, which introduces them to the modern process.

·         Fashion a wick out of cotton for use with the oil when lighting the Menorah.

·         Take home a sample of the oil.



Multimedia Megillah


Our multi-media presentation of the Megillah will add excitement and understanding to the story of Purim as children:


·         View a full-color slide show painted by artist Norman Nodel, and produced by Tzivos Hashem.

·         Enter the story of Purim as actors and actresses.

·         Learn about, and practice the Mitzvot of Purim.



Matzah Bakery


Passover will become more meaningful when children have a chance to dig into the dough as they:


·         Produce flour from wheat kernels, winnow, and separate the chaff from the grain.

·         Collect the grain into a hand-driven wheat mill and grind it into flour.

·         Knead, roll, and bake the dough into a handmade matzah in the required amount of time.

Delight in taking home their very own freshly baked matzah, a baker's hat, and a Shmurah Matzah for their family Seder table.


Torah Factory

The extraordinary complex process of creating a Torah, including its wooden, metal and cloth ornaments, are highlighted. Participants:

  • Gain an appreciation of the special skills required for this intricate task.
  • View a video and samples illustrating the process of making a Torah scroll, starting with the raw hide, through tanning and sanding, until the parchment is finished.
  • Mix the basic ingredients used to make ink for a sofer (scribe).
  • Write their Hebrew name with a goose quill, in the script used by a sofer, on a piece of parchment which they take home.
  • Take home a souvenir scribe's kit.

This program may be adapted for a Torah-writing ceremony (starting or completing).


For more information or to schedule a program, please contact


Rabbi Levi Simon

The Living Legacy

2001 Far Hills Avenue

Dayton, OH 45419


e-mail: [email protected]