Hanukkah

Use our resources to make your Hanukkah celebration more multicultural and inclusive.

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Global Hanukkah Trivia

Test your knowledge of global Jewish Hanukkah traditions!

A Latin Twist on Hanukkah Latkes

This Hanukkah, try a latke recipe with a bit more spice!

Hanukkah Moon

An unusual Hanukkah story with a multi-cultural focus, this title celebrates a little-known custom of the Latin-Jewish community.

Ocho Kandalikas (feat. Yasmin Levy)

From the album Erran Baron Cohen Presents: Songs In The Key Of Hanukkah

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The Sephardi Origins of the Dreidel

Shalom Morris, Shalom Says Hello, 12/12/2015

Whilst visiting Portugal this past summer, I was given a gift. It appeared to be a dreidel, though I was told that it was actually a Rapa, a Portuguese top used by children during Christmas.

A Light to the World

Rabbi Todd Markley, Be'chol Lashon, 12/16/2017

For Jewish professionals, and particularly for lay people, engaging in the process of building unity amongst the divisions of k'lal Yisrael remains a formidable task.

The Latke-Eating Contest

Collier Meyerson, Be'chol Lashon, 01/01/2000

It is not Yom Kippur or Rosh Hashanna that makes me tingle inside with reminders of my youth, but Chanukah.

My First Menorah

Juan Mejía, Be'chol Lashon, 01/01/2000

I beamed with the connection the mitzvah gave me to generations of my ancestors.

Hanukkah with spirit in Yangon

Staff, BBC News, 12/04/2015

All this week, Jews around the world will light candles to celebrate Hanukkah - and it will be the same in Yangon, Myanmar. For years there were just a handful of Jews in Yangon, but now the community is growing again, as Sammy explains.

Give Your Hanukkah Rugelach a Chinese Spin

Jake Cohen, Saveur, 12/02/2015

Far East flavors make these Jewish pastries exciting again. Classic sweet rugelach get a Chinese twist with a filling of chestnuts, goji berries, and Chinese five-spice powder.

A Recipe for Homemade Hanukkah

Marcella White-Campbell, Jewish&, 12/01/2015

As a convert, I have always felt a special responsibility to actively choose Judaism. Each new choice I make reminds me to live a Jewish life with kavanah, with loving intent. I have to make being Jewish happen.

Eating Greek at Hanukkah

The Be'chol Lashon Staff, My Jewish Learning, 11/16/2015

Eating Greek at Hanukkah might seem like a contradiction but on the flip side of this dichotomy are centuries during which Greek-Jewish flourished with Jews living and thriving in Greece. And the Jewish food of Greece can add so much to Hanukkah celebrations.

Sephardic Hanukkah Traditions

Adam Eilath, Jewish&, 12/16/2014

As a Jew with North African roots, I have always felt that my culture's rich and diverse traditions set me apart from my peers and classmates.

Beyond Latkes: Chanukah Around the World

Ruth Abusch Magder, Heritage Florida Jewish News, 12/12/2014

SAN FRANCISCO (MyJewishLearning.com)-Chanukah is observed with joy and celebration in Jewish communities around the world.

How to Throw a Global Hanukkah Party

Ruth Abusch-Magder, Jewish&, 12/11/2014

Who doesn't love a holiday party? Adding a global theme to this year's celebrations can both to add to the festivities and the educational elements of the holiday, bringing in new elements that both surprise and challenge accepted ideas of the holiday.

Bimuelos with Honey-Orange Drizzle

Adena Sussman, My Jewish Learning, 12/03/2007

Eating fried foods is one of the distinct pleasures of Hanukkah, and the tradition behind it is well-known. According to legend, after the temple was ransacked by Antiochus' troops, a small vial of undefiled oil miraculously lasted for 8 days, until more oil could be found..