Dec 13, 2012
Boy's Test Tube Menorah

10-year-old Shliach Duvy Burston came up with the idea for the first Test Tube Menorah lit at Chabad of Orange County, NY's Chanukah party.

Chabad of Orange County held its annual grand Chanukah party, renting out Colonial Lanes in Chester for a "Mad Science Chanukah" event.

Duvy Burston, the 10 year old son of Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston, directors of Chabad of Orange County, initiated and directed the world's first Test Tube Menorah.

With the help of many volunteers and more than 250 celebrants gathered around, the Test Tube menorah was assembled. Atop a tray with dry ice creating a lab-like effect, the large tubes were first filled with water, after which fizzing color tablets were added - making each candle-tube a different color. Then, olive oil was mixed in, which, of course, rose to the top. Floating wicks were then added, making the menorah ready to be lit.

With a Tesla coil, Goshen Mayor Kyle Roddey then lit the shamash candle.

"Just as a shamash is a servant to the menorah, the mayor is an assistant to the community, thus it is befitting that the 'human shamash' light the menorah's shamash!" Rabbi Burston explained.

Adults then lit colored flame candles from the shamash candle. Members of the Chabad Board lit the menorah candles, followed by a special Chanukah Choir Presentation by students of Chabad Hebrew School.

The event also featured a hot buffet dinner, latkes, donuts, dreidels, Cosmic Bowling, Mad Science Chanukah arts and crafts and ended with a spectacular Mad Science Chanukah Combustion Show.

Many celebrants expressed how inspired they were with the creativity of a young shliach who worked so hard to make his community's Chanukah that much brighter.



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1
nice!
love the menorah...u guys do always a amazing job spreading Yiddush keit!!!
Yocheved M from Monsey
(12/13/2012 11:21:32 AM)
2
I spy...
Machi R.!!!!!!!!!! love ur sis
(12/13/2012 11:22:27 AM)
3
GO MACHI!!!!!
[3 me!
(12/13/2012 11:53:59 AM)
4
I LOVE YOU GUYS
BURSTONS!
(12/13/2012 12:07:40 PM)
5
go burstons!!!!!!
u guys are awesome!!!
love your buffalo cousins
(12/13/2012 1:37:07 PM)
6
What a great idea from a star student!
Wow Duvy!

That was so creative!

What a beautiful way to spread the light of Chanuka to your fellow Yidden.

May your parents continue to have much nachas from you!

Your Rebbi,

R. Silber
(12/13/2012 1:39:34 PM)
7
So proud of Duvy!
We love your creative idea! Love, your cousins in Jupiter
(12/13/2012 3:45:15 PM)
8
Go Duvy!!
Very Impressed and Proud!

LA
(12/13/2012 3:48:28 PM)
9
woowww
B"H
Good Job Burstons!!!!!!!!!!
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(12/13/2012 3:58:40 PM)
10
GO DUVY!!
WOW, GR8 JOB DUVY!! Such a creative idea!!
(12/13/2012 4:47:37 PM)
11
AWESOME
Duvy this is the COOLEST menorah I've seen all Chanukah! You did an incredible job, people are going to remember this menorah for a long time.

Your lollypop tree friend :)
(12/13/2012 6:23:32 PM)
12
Go Duvy!
u guys (and duvy) are amazing!!! you guys are the best role models!
(12/14/2012 12:09:55 AM)
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