Hanukkah Videos

Lighting the Menorah

Watch this video to learn how to light the hanukkiyah, the Hanukkah menorah.

Learn the Hanukkah Blessings

Video: How to Say the Hanukkah Blessings

Learn how to say the first blessing when lighting candles on your Hanukkah menorah. 


Video: 2nd Blessing for Lighting the Menorah

Learn how to say the second blessing when lighting candles on your Hanukkah menorah. 

Shehecheyanu for Hanukkah

This special blessing is said on the first night of Hanukkah

Family Activities

Video: DIY Pasta Menorah for Hanukkah

A fun activity to try with your kids: learn how to make a beautiful menorah for Hanukkah out of pasta, paint, and glue.

Video: How to Make Edible Dreidels

Learn how to make these adorable and delicious dreidels. 

Video: How to Play Dreidel

The teen community of Temple Beth Or, Washington Township, NJ explains the rules of Dreidel.

Learn to play dreidel with a twist

Teaching Children

The Hanukkah Story for Kids: Maccabees, miracles and dreidels

The Jewish holiday of Chanukah is known as the festival of lights. Find out why! Plus, instructions on how to play dreidel. Enjoy this video and more with BimBam

The Hanukkah Shaboom! Special - Great Miracles

Can the Plony family get the house ready in time for their Chanukah party? Looks like they are in need of a Chanukah miracle. Watch this special Chanukah episode to see how Gabi and Rafi fix the world, one Chanukah party at a time.

What is Hanukkah?

What is Hanukkah?

A basic primer on what Hanukkah is, for everyone. This video touches on the history of the holiday, its religious significance, and the spiritual connection. A great intro for Jews and non-Jews alike - share with your curious coworker or family member. Enjoy this video and others with BimBam

Why Do Some Menorahs Have Only 7 Branches?

The Menorah has been a Jewish symbol and part of Jewish traditions for centuries. But have you noticed that some menorahs have 7 branches and others have more? What's the deal? Find some answers in our quick explainer video featuring Joshua Mallett.

How Do You Spell Hanukkah?

Union for Reform Judaism President Rabbi Rick Jacobs does some reporting from New York City's Washington Square Park to find out how people spell Hanukkah (Chanukah? Hanukah?).

Shalom Seasame

Shalom Sesame: The Missing Menorah

The Hanukkah menorah is missing! Grove rallies the team to help find the missing menorah before Hanukkah begins.

Baby Bear and Telly Play Dreidel

Baby Bear gives Telly a lesson in playing dreidel--a traditional Hanukkah pastime using a special four-sided spinning top with a Hebrew letter printed on each side. Play for the gelt! Win for the glory!

Hanukkah Songs

Chanukah oh Chanukah! Yiddish Lyrics Video

Sing along to this popular Jewish folk song. 

S'vivon Sov Sov Sov Lyrics in Hebrew + English

In this lyrics video, you can learn the popular Chanukah about dreidels song in both Hebrew and English! Shaboom! is proud to present our favorite Jewish songleader Isaac Zones in this singalong...so raise your voice, party down and happy Hanukkah to you!

The Dreidel Song (I made it out of clay)

Learn the words to the dreidel song! It's definitely the Hanukkah song most people know and once you learn it, you'll be able to rock any holiday party!


Video: How to Make Latkes and Applesauce

Jewish cooking expert Tina Wasserman demonstrates how to make potato latkes and applesauce for Hanukkah.

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Video: How to Make Gluten-Free Baked Latkes

Easy and fun, these latkes are gluten-free and delicious!

Video: How to Make Potato Latkes

Tina Wasserman, cookbook author and food editor of ReformJudaism.org, explains how to make Potato Latkes for Hanukkah.

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Video: How to Make Sweet Potato and Carrot Latkes (Gluten-Free)

Tina Wasserman, cookbook author and food editor of ReformJudaism.org, explains how to make Sweet Potato and Carrot Latkes (gluten free) for Hanukkah.

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Video: How to Make Applesauce

Tina Wasserman, cookbook author and food editor of ReformJudaism.org, explains how to make applesauce.

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Video: How to Make Easy Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts)

Sufganiyot (jelly donuts), easy and fast!