It was literally standing-room only as Dr. Schnitzel (aka Rabbi Michoel Goldin, Shliach from Teaneck, NJ) entertained the crowd of nearly 150 children and parents with his Wacky Science Show - a fun-filled and educational hour of exciting, interactive science experiments, highlighted by Dr. Schnitzel’s outrageous humor and quirky antics that kept smiles plastered on the faces of kids and adults alike.
Laughter and the sound of children shouting with glee and excitement filled the room as Dr. Shnitzel, with the help of audience volunteers, conducted a series of crowd-pleasing and educational experiments with a Chanukah twist, such as a multi-colored oil and water menorah, as well as a few don't-try-these-at-home-unless-you-want-mommy-to-hit-the-roof tricks like melting a styrofoam shaitel head with acetone (!) and creating flying toilet paper streamers!
Dr. Schnitzel delighted the crowd when he demonstrated the power of air velocity by launching giant flying "smoke" rings through the air with a special blower. The kids also learned about recycling and other valuable and practical concepts.
Of course the rally featured Torah, Tefilla and Tzedkah led by Dr. Schnitzel himself with the children saying and singing the 12 Pesukim, making brochas and giving tzedakah. Kids earned tickets throughout the afternoon for a raffle of four great prizes at the end of the rally.
Kids of every age had a blast and got fully into the action, and it was clear from the audience's reaction that parents had as much fun as their children.
"This was so entertaining," one mother commented. "I usually just drop my kids off at the rallies and pick up when it's over, but this one looked like so much fun. I had a great time and I'm so happy I stayed."
The event was organized by Tzemach Tzedek and Beis Menachem.
Thank you to those who generously helped sponsor the Chanukah rally:
- Mr. & Mrs. Dan and Miriam Pine – L’Ilyui Nishmas Rivka bas Chaim
- Mr. & Mrs. Moshe and Tzipora Reitman – L’Ilyui Nishmas Mordechai ben Yehuda Ber
- Mr. & Mrs. Mordechai and Malka Litzman - L’Ilyui Nishmas Reuven ben Shmuel Yosef
- Mr. & Mrs. Yeruchem and Frayda Cohen – L’Ilyui Nishmas Alter Dovid ben Aharon Leib