On Sunday, shoppers of all ages at the Wegmans in DeWitt helped make olive oil to mark the final days of the festival of lights.
They started with whole olives, and with some old school and new school tech pressed and spun it into oil that can be used to light a Menorah.
Rabbi Yaakov Rapoport has been leading the demonstration for years.
He says being able to teach the story of Hanukkah is important because it's all about resilience.
"Hanukkah is a time, just like the temple was dedicated, it's a time to focus on the education of our children to make sure they continue all this," Rapoport said.
Hanukkah starts on the 25th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev, which can be any time from late November into December.