Monday, December 24, 2007

Bring Cheer to Children in Hospitals with the Jewish Chidlren's Museum

The Jewish Children's Museum Introduces....

A World of Light!

December 24th through January 1st

[Extended Hours: The JCM is open from 10 am to 5 pm during this Winter Recess]

Take part in a wonderland of good-will by playing in the World-of-Good Game Show, decorating do-good images with bright jewels and making get-well cards to be delivered to children's hospitals. Every participant will be entered into a raffle to win a Nintendo Wii!

Special Event:
December 26th 12:30-1:30 PM
A Nurse from Downstate SUNY Medical Center will be accepting cards and speaking of the positive impact get-well wishes have on hospital patients.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Author and Lecturer Shmuley Boteach Visits the JCM with Family

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach takes his turn reporting the miracle of
Chanukah in the Jewish Children's Museum Press Room

Rabby Shmuley Boteach scans products in the JCM Kid's Supermarket

Author and Lecturer Rabbi Shmuley Boteach toured the Museum, bringing seven of his children along for a three hour journey through the exhibits.

At the end of the tour, while the Boteach children played near the humongous Dreidel in the Museum entry plaza, Shmuley told Executive Director Yerachmiel Benjaminson, "This Museum sets a new standard in excellence. It's phenomenal."

Rabbi Boteach's latest book, The Broken American Male, And How to Fix Him will be published next month. He has just launched a Jewish values-based initiative called "This World."

Monday, December 10, 2007

More Chanukah HighLIGHTS at the JCM!

Photo-Op with Judah the Maccabee!

Donut Decorating!

Chanukah Jewelites!

"Count the Dreidels" Contest!

Chanukah Computer Interaction!

The JCM Celebrates Chanukah with Macy's!

Hundreds of visitors and Macy's shoppers were treated to a special Chanukah Wonderland on the 34th Street Macy's kids floor on Sunday. Children took part in an olive-press workshop led by Judah the Maccabee, who cracked jokes and gave a riveting account of the Chanukah story. The Menorah was lit using the freshly squeezed oil. Children made Chanukah "Jewelites," decorating Chanukah images with bright Jewels. All children took home Dreidels and chocolate coins!

Pictures from the JCM Dreidel Tournament

Watching the Dreidel spin...

...on what will it land?!

An excited semi-finalist

The tournament crowns a champ!

A winner takes home a video camera!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

It's a White Chanukah!


Ambassador of France to America made a special appearance to light the Menorah.
The Chanukah celebration was hosted by Consul General of France Mr. Fran├žois Delattre.
Rabbi M. Cohen of Chabad speaks to the crowd at his Chanukah Party at the French Consulate

Judah the Maccabee shows children freshly squeezed olive oil during an
olive-oil-pressing workshop at the French Consulate

Judah helps a child light the Menorah, part of the first night
of Chanukah's celebration at the French Consulate

JTA Publishes Article on JCM

Children's museum receives $10,000 grant

Published: 12/04/2007

The Jewish Children’s Museum in New York received a $10,000 grant for afterschool education.The Nissan Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Japanese automotive company, awarded the grant to the Brooklyn-based museum in recognition of its multicultural educational program.The money will support “Creative Kids,” an afterschool program that exposes children of all backgrounds to Jewish culture and traditions. Last year, 500 children aged 9 to 15 enjoyed arts and crafts, dance, nutrition, computers and homework tutoring through the program. Established in 1992, the Nissan Foundation provides grants to approximately 10 organizations each year, with a preference for educational programs that foster awareness among cultures.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


The Jewish Children's Museum will be celebrating the first night of Chanukah tonight at a Menorah lighting and dinner reception at the French Consulate. The Jewish Children's Museum will be bringing their Chanukah Wonderland to the Chanukah celebration, which is being hosted by Consul General of France Mr. Fran├žois Delattre.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Pictures from the JCM "Chanukah Wonderland" at Macy's

A young girl smiles for the camera while decorating a Chanukah “Jewelite” during a
“Chanukah Wonderland” at Macy’s in Manhasset on December 2nd.

This season, the Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn, NY, is collaborating with Macy’s to bring its “Chanukah Wonderland” to the kids floor. Kids joined Judah the Maccabee for a hands-on olive oil workshop and Menorah lighting ceremony. Kids also decorated Chanukah images with bright jewels and all received Chanukah gifts.

Judah the Maccabee shows some freshly squeezed olive-oil during an olive-oil workshop

Children work intensely at decorating Chanukah “Jewelites”

The JCM “Chanukah Wonderland”
will be at

Macy’s on 34th Street
Sunday December 9th at 1pm.