by Fraida Feldman
The girls at Cheder Chabad Sydney wanted to do something special to commemorate Tisha B’av. It is well known that Moshiach was born on the 9th of Av, and that when Moshiach comes, the day will will not be a fast day but a yomtov. Therefore, the shluchos at the Cheder found it befitting to put on a Moshiach exhibition on Tisha B’av itself.
Girls from across all ages; from Year 2 until Year 8 set to work creating models of different aspects of the Beis Hamikdosh and Moshiach. Some also presented an accompanying research paper on the aspect that they chose to present. There were no specific guidelines of medium, meaning each girl presented their idea in whichever way she chose. Each exhibit was creative and unique!
On Tisha B’av itself, parents, grandparents, family and friends came to see the exhibition the girls had put on. It was all displayed in a large room. As they walked around the room, they could view the different canvasses, clay models, art and craft models, and more. The effort in the projects that had been put together was much higher than expected, and the results were spectacular.
Overall, the exhibit was a great way for the girls to self-motivate themselves to learn about the Beis Hamikdosh and present their learnings in a fun and creative way.
Money tree – “when Moshiach comes money will grow on trees and all the nations (represented by currencies) will gather together in Eretz Yisroel.”
Globe – “Torah, Tefilla and Tzedaka will bring Moshiach. All around the globe are things that will happen when he comes.”
The Aron Made out of clay, with pencils for poles, and spray painted gold.
A model of the Mizbach Hazahav, built to the measurements of the Mizbach in the Beis Hamikdosh.
The menora, made with plastic desert bowls, tablecloth roles, foam cups, ball-pit balls, and spray painted gold.
A shirt with buttons. The buttons have different mitzvos written on them symbolizing what the Rebbe has taught us, that all we have to do is “shine our buttons” in order to bring about the revelation of Moshiach.
A painting depicting the world when moshiach comes.
Yidden davening at the Kossel.
A model of the Beis Hamikdosh, made from recycled materials.
A cloud carrying all types of people – construction workers, firemen, police men, bakers, teachers, and children to Yerushalaim to greet the Rebbe and Moshiach.
A snow globe with the a mother pushing a stroller filled with 6 babies. Because when Moshiach comes we will have 6 babies at a time.