Hanukkah Family Activities

Hanukkah Family Activities

Hanukkah Family Activities

Menorah used in the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah

Hanukkah Family Activities

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  • Sometimes a song lyric conveys a story so well that it does the job all by itself. Listen to this song on Spotify and go through the lyrics with your children to help them better understand the Hanukkah story. Enjoy!

  • Sadie loves to climb. She will climb on anything. This annoys her big brother throughout his family’s Hanukkah preparations. While shopping for ingredients to make dosas (savory Indian pancakes), her big brother discovers a musical way to talk Sadie down from the heights. 

  • Here are eight questions to kindle your enthusiasm about Hanukkah music. Take the quiz and see how well you score!


  • A Hanukkah prayer for freedom

  • Recite this blessing the first time you do something each Jewish calendar year (e.g., the first night of Hanukkah when you light the menorah), and to mark joyous occasions.

  • Candles are added to the hanukkiyah (menorah) from right to left but are kindled from left to right. The newest candle is lit first. (On the Shabbat of Hanukkah, kindle the Hanukkah lights first and then the Shabbat candles.)