Chanukah, translated from Hebrew as “dedication,” is a week-long, joyous celebration of freedom commemorating the Maccabees’ vistory over the oppressive Syrian army in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent rededication of the Temple. Today we celebrate by lighting the candles of the chanukiah (the special Chanukah menorah), eating foods cooked in oil such as latkes and jelly doughnuts, and singing and playing special songs and games.
Enjoy this printable Chanukah at home pamphlet created by our director of Jewish life and learning, Debbie Bram. The pamphlet includes the Chanukah blessings and an activity for each night. Great for families!
Learn more about Chanukah at reformjudaism.org, including a webinar about the melodies and rituals of Chanukah, recipes, crafts, social action ideas and more. Visit reformjudaism.org/jewish-holidays/hanukkah