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Whether you're hosting a holiday party or simply want to turn on some Jewish tunes as you light the candles with your family, our Spotify playlists will do the trick.
Can you name any Hanukkah songs beyond "I Have a Little Dreidel" and Adam Sandler's famous "Chanukah Song"? When it comes to Jewish holidays, Hanukkah boasts plenty of great tunes - you just don't know them yet!
The contemporary custom of wrapping presents gifts arose in conjunction with Christmas, but many aspects of gift-giving have distinctly Jewish roots, each of which has helped set the stage for the development of the ritual into what it is today.
With your children, watch these Shalom Sesame videos to learn the story of Hanukkah. Then try the discussion ideas and activities recommended by Reform Jewish educators to further extend the lessons learned in the videos.
Together with your children, watch these Shalom Sesame videos, then try the activities recommended by Reform Jewish educators.
As we each shared some favorite holiday memories, my partner asked, “So what does each candle of Hanukkah symbolize?” Puzzled, I asked him to explain what he meant. “You know, like for Kwanzaa.”
Chanukah, Hanukah, Chanuka, Hanuka
"Dedication;" the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Macabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem.