SEVERE WX : Flood Warning View Alerts
CLOSINGS: View Closings

Teaching Children about Hanukkah

Children and parents learned about Jewish culture and traditions at the Children's Museum.

Posted: Dec. 22, 2018 9:03 PM
Updated: Dec. 23, 2018 5:05 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - It was a Hanukkah celebration at the Minnesota Children's Museum with music, dreidel games and creating their own menorahs with members of B'nai Israel Synagogue.

It was a timely gathering for people to learn more about the Jewish faith and holiday since the Anti-Defamation League reports the number of Anti-Semitic incidents increased 57 percent in 2017 -- the largest increase in one year on record.

One volunteer with the Synagogue says the rise in hate crimes inspired her to educate others about Jewish culture.

"Certainly more lately everyone in the Jewish community is very aware, we want people to know we are here and just like everybody else," Caroline Sussman said. "We do feel pressure to be out there."

The event is one of six holiday programs hosted by the Minnesota Children's Museum.

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 30°
Albert Lea
Clear
34° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 29°
Austin
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 31°
Charles City
Few Clouds
37° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 30°
Rochester
Clear
34° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 26°
Tracking warmer weather by the end of the week!
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

North Iowa Bulls continue playoff journey

Image

Highlights: NIACC women advance to NJCAA Quarterfinals

Image

Former Vikings All-Pro Matt Birk speaks at Rochester Lourdes

Image

Update on Puppy Laundering Lawsuit

Image

Ice jam in Winnebago River

Image

School bond vote

Image

Flooding causes road closures, East Park in MC closed

Image

Tobacco 21 ordinance

Image

Well contamination

Image

Flood Clean Up Kits

Community Events