Mensch on a Bench is a children’s plush toy that helps teach kids the principles of Hanukah. The product is a play off of “Elf on the Shelf” a popular Christmas toy where parents hide a plush elf each day in December. The Elf “watches over” the kids and reports back to Santa if they were naughty or nice. Mensch on a Bench operates in a very similar vein. The toy is stylized to look like a cartoon Rabbi, complete with a beard, traditional clothing, and hat. The Mensch also comes with a companion book that teaches about Hanukah. Both Lori and Robert decided to perform a mitzvah, and invest in Mensch on a Bench.