This past week, as we finished up writing letter #2 – Holiday letters wishing Happy Hannukah to our buddies – we were pleasantly surprised to get an extra special gift in the mail…wooden Sevivons (dreidels, i.e. Hannukah spinning tops)! These were not just any ordinary Sevivons, though: Each spinning top was unassembled, and only half completed, because the idea was that each child in Israel would decorate one side, and his/her penpal would decorate the other side. Then, here in Atlanta we could assemble the completed Sevivons and have a dual-national, partner-made masterpiece (which functions as an excellent toy, too!)
Needless to say, it was an especially bright Hannukah here at JKG, and every single kid glowed with happiness as they connected with their new friends, their penpals, overseas.
In other news, our kids also learned fun Hannukah songs in Ivrit (Hebrew Class), played wacky Hannukah activities during Hafsaka (Free Time), and created unimaginably beautiful Hannukiot during Peulot (Activities Time)!
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