The days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting longer... it must be almost Chanukah! With so much darkness, it's perfect timing for a holiday that celebrates light.

Our job is to "Light up the night!" When we light the Menorah, it reminds us of our job to "Light up the night!" As Jews, we have to be 'lamplighters' and counter the darkness and negativity in the world with the light of good deeds. Just like we add another candle each night of Chanukah, we have to constantly add in our good deeds.

How are you a better person today than you were yesterday? How are you a better Jew?

When we light a candle in a dark room, that tiny flame lights up the whole room. The same is true with any positive action. No matter how small your action seems, it can make a huge difference and light up someone else's whole day.

What can you do to light up someone's day?

Mirrored Menorah


  • 3x12 inch mirror (or two 3x6 inch mirrors)
  • 20 flat decorative stones
  • Hot glue gun
  • 9 3/8 inch hex nuts


1. Plug in the hot glue gun and wait for it to warm up. It's very hot—do not let children use the hot glue gun unsupervised.
2. If you're using 2 mirrors for the base, glue them together.
3. Glue 9 stones, evenly spaced, in a straight line, to the mirror.
4. Glue a second stone on top of each of the stones.
5. Glue two more stones to the middle stone. This will be your Shamash.
6. Glue a nut on top of each stack of stones.
7. Let dry, and insert regular-sized Chanukah candles into each nut when you're ready to light it!