Women’s Philanthropy’s Chanukah will be Too Hot to Candle

By Amy Zylberman
JFLV Director of Community Development

Soon, women across the Lehigh Valley will light up the night with homemade Chanukah crafts. ‘Too Hot to Candle’ presents an opportunity for women to gather virtually to make colorful wax dreidels, stained glass style window art, and dreidels out of clay. The evening will take place Monday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. over Zoom. Once registered, attendees will receive the link.

The program is free to attend, but attendees may choose to receive the art supplies for a nominal $20 fee.

Art kits will be distributed to attendees by event chairs Crissy Toff and Dr. Chelsea Busch at a drive-by pickup on Sunday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The workshop will be led by Tova Speter, a Massachusetts-based artist, art therapist, art educator and arts consultant. Speter is the founder and director of The MEM Project, engaging individuals and groups in meaningful Jewish art experiences, and has worked as a consultant helping congregations and organizations infuse more arts-based experiences into their programming.

Speter has shared, “I think I get the greatest personal benefit from the community art projects I facilitate. It feels like a gift every time I get to see a participant shift from feeling like they are ‘not an artist’ to expressing that they are proud of something they created.” Women’s Philanthropy hopes that you, too, will give yourself that gift this Chanukah by joining us for Too Hot to Candle!

Register online by clicking here.