THE MATZAH FACTORY

GRIT AND PERSEVERANcE

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Overview

History comes alive in the Matzah Factory–Back to the Exodus workshop.

 

Students step into a time machine and travel back to the sand dunes of Egypt. With the help of improvisational storytelling, audio, and vivid props, they feel the sun burning on their backs and the weight of the bricks on their shoulders. The story of Freedom becomes a tale rich with meaning and understanding.

 Hands-on

After dressing up as farmers, complete with sickles and real bundles of wheat, students roll up their sleeves and participate in the matzah-baking process.

 

Participants learn the skill of winnowing, separating the chaff from the grain, collecting the grain and threshing it using an authentic old-fashioned hand mill. The students then use the wheat to form dough, which they roll, perforate and shape into their very own matzahs.

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Recommended age: Appropriate for all ages
Duration: One hour
Recommended student cap per session: 40

Location: At your school

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Stephanie Tankel, Director

 

Washington Hebrew Religious school

JCrafts' programming is impactful and entirely worthwhile. Any school could benefit from hosting these programs. Students and teachers alike will adore the experience!

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Cindi Drake, Director

ECC, NVHC Preschool

 

This hands-on, experiential program was such a hit with both our preschool children and their parents, I was asked to bring it back again this year.

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Sharon Tash, Curriculum Specialist

Temple Beth Ami Religious School 

After hosting JCrafts programming for all of our age groups, we can say with confidence that JCrafts represents Jewish experiential programming at its BEST!