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Chanukah 2018 will begin December 2 at sundown and will end on December 10 at sundown.

Chanukah, meaning “dedication” in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Maccabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and “rededication” of the Temple in Jerusalem. The modern home celebration of Chanukah centers around the lighting of the chanukiyah, a special menorah for Chanukah; foods prepared in oil including latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts); and special songs and games.

Scroll down for great Chanukah information, how-tos, activities, mitzvah opportunities, music videos, recipes, and more!

BLESSINGS

Practice Singing The Blessings!

View or Print the Blessings

MORE ABOUT CHANUKAH

Rockdale’s Holidays at Home – Chanukah Edition

Explore at ReformJudaism.org

Chanukah Story from G-dcast

What is Chanukah?

LEARNING FOR ADULTS

URJ Webinar: Meanings and Melodies

Did You Know?

Gift Giving Origins and Tips for Today

URJ Webinar: Maoz Tzur (Rock of Ages) through the Ages

ACTIVITIES & VIDEOS FOR CHILDREN

Chanukah for Kids

Shalom Sesame: Telly Plays Dreidel

ShirLaLa’s Chanukah Bamba

How to Play Dreidel

Make Your Own Menorah at Home!

Virtual Dreidel Game

CHANUKAH MITZVAH OPPORTUNITIES

Get swabbed with Gift of Life

Learn more about getting swabbed with the Maccabeats

Ner Shel Tzedakah: Candle of Righteousness

One Candle for Tzedakah Gift Drive

Eighth Night for Ethan Kadish #8NE4

CELEBRATE WITH MUSIC!

Lyrics and Melodies to Traditional Chanukah Songs

The Maccabeats – Latke Recipe

Six13 – Chanukah

The Maccabeats – All About that Neis

The Maccabeats - Candlelight

Chanukah Oh Chanukah

RECIPES

Potato Latkes

Vegetable and Feta Latkes

Applesauce 1

Applesauce 2

Sufganiyot (Jelly Doughnuts) 1

Sufganiyot 2

Gluten Free Sufganiyot

Thu, October 18 2018 9 Cheshvan 5779