“Eight days of presents sounds fun,” she said.
Quimby also played the dreidel game with the students and taught them about latkes, which Jews eat during the holiday.
Milikow said while Hanukkah is not generally a focus on the curriculum at the school, students have been taught songs and are performing skits based on the story of Hanukkah.
Etz Hayim’s annual celebration of Hanukkah will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the synagogue on 1 Hood Road in Derry. The public is invited to celebrate with the congregation.