As a group of Macabees, students will refine the olive oil needed for the Temple Menorah while they:
· Pit fresh olives, squeeze them with a hand press.
· Strain and then spin the extract in a centrifuge to separate the pure oil.
· Enjoy a video of an olive oil factory in Italy, which introduces them to the modern process.
· Fashion a wick out of cotton for use with the oil when lighting the Menorah.
· Take home a sample of the oil.