Hanukkah Family Activities

Hanukkah Family Activities

Hanukkah Family Activities

Menorah used in the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah

Hanukkah Family Activities

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  • Here are eight countries around the world – some warm and some cold – that offer unique traditions that you and your family can use to spice up your Hanukkah celebrations.

  • BimBam’s animated videos spark connections to Judaism with compelling and engaging digital storytelling for kids, parents, and educators. Check out the Hanukkah videos.

  • Can the Plony family get ready for an unexpected Hanukkah visit with only an hour’s notice? 




  • Becky Jaye shares her family recipe for pajeon, a Korean potato pancake often made with scallions and other vegetables. 

  • Here's a Hanukkah cocktail that mirrors the ingredients used to make latkes and applesauce!

  • Here's a spicy Hanukkah cocktail to spice up your holiday! 


  • 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.)

Answers to Jewish Questions

  • I want to make a menorah as a gift for a good friend of mine. If, due to design constraints, I cannot make the candle holders vertically uniform, would that be an issue?

  • A lot of history and tradition resides in chocolate Hanukkah gelt.

  • Here are the appropriate greetings for Hanukkah.