Jewish community launch Menorah competition in Harlow schools

Education / Wed 13th Oct 2021 at 11:29am

MEMBERS of the Chabad of Epping have been visiting Harlow schools to promote a fantastic competition for a public menorah sculpture.

The new public menorah will be erected before the date of Hanukkah 2021, which falls on the 28th November. It will be on public display for all Harlow citizens and visitors.

The opening of the Harlow menorah event will be attended by MP Mr Robert Halfon who is supporting this event.

As part of community cohesion and understanding of minority faith groups Rabbi Posen has been delivering school assemblies in order to tell the students about the story of the Hanukah and the story of the menorah, before they partake in the design competition.

The children were also given design sheets to complete their creation which will be collected at the end of the day of the assembly.

Once all schools have submitted their entries these will be judged, and the winners will be announced and contacted by email.

There will be a prize of £500 for the winning school and they will have their name engraved along with the pupil on the menorah sculpture which will be on public display. The winning child will receive a hamper full of art goodies.

Last week, Rabbi Posen visited Holy Cross Catholic Primary. After his assembly, where the excellent students had lots of great questions for the Rabbi, we spoke to the Rabbi about the competition.

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