Related Blog Posts on Hanukkah

Hanukkah Highlights Activity Book

Julie Lambert, RJE
November 9, 2022
With Hanukkah around the corner, we are excited to soon share our next "Our Story Your Table" downloadable activity book. In collaboration with Highlights Magazine, we developed a kids' activity book for all ages, featuring Hanukkah-themed jokes, activities, games, and a Highlights favorite, the "Seek and Find" puzzle.

This Hanukkah, Bring the (Edible) Shtetl to Life for Teens

Jeanette Brod Lazer
November 20, 2018

When teens at a regional NFTY event ask when you are going to repeat the program they just attended, you must be doing something right. Coming out of the program, it was clear that they were happy –  happy because they were fully engaged, had fun, and because along the way, they learned something about themselves, their peers, their identity and their heritage.

Don’t Curse the Darkness, Light a Candle

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
December 27, 2016

In his essay, “The Legacy of the Maccabees,” Dr. Shaye Cohen writes: “From the perspective of world history and Jewish history, the Hasmonean (Maccabean) revolt was epoch making.

Gathering Shards of Light

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
December 19, 2016

There is no more joyous time than the winter holiday season, but this year, the combined Hanukkah/Christmas calendar also marks the end of one of the most difficult years in our nation in recent memory. We are floating in uncharted waters as we enter 2017.

How to Organize a Hanukkah Bazaar

Kay Schachter
December 1, 2016

A Hanukkah bazaar is a great fundraiser and gets your congregants thinking about their Hanukkah shopping and can give an early boost to your Judaica shop. It’s a wonderful opportunity to involve your temple family!

This Hanukkah, Participate in a Mitzvah with WRJ and JWI

November 16, 2015

As we prepare to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah, consider giving back and giving more meaningful Hanukkah gifts this year. Women of Reform Judaism has partnered with Jewish Women International (JWI) to make the holidays special for some of the 15,000...