In honor of the miracle which occurred with oil,
it is traditional to eat foods fried in oil.
Potato latkes (pancakes) topped with applesauce
and “sufganiot” (Israeli-style doughnuts) are favorites.
Chanukah is a special time for family and friends to get together.

You can be a part of it!
You can make a party of your own this Chanukah.
Invite lots of friends. Serve refreshments.
Make blessings on the food. Learn Torah.
Sing Jewish songs. Give charity, and pray
that Moshiach should come right away!

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Anonymous October 19, 2016

boring Reply

Gabriele Bremen, Germany November 21, 2010

Kids' Hannukkah Party If only there was a simple kiddy-style, fun and easy to personalize (handwriting!) invitation card for the non Jewish friends in this section .... Reply

Anonymous Tempe, Arizona December 9, 2009

First Chanukah Thank you for providing the Chanukah basics (this page gave me a basic guideline to fallow on my way to learning about Chanukah), I am planning a party for my friend who is celebrating his first Chanukah away from his family. He seemed a little down about the situation, so me and a friend decided we would try to create a Chanukah experience for him here. I walked into this knowing very little, have learned a lot in the process, and found a new respect and enjoyment for the aspects of Judaism which I have learned in the process (songs, food, activities, stories, and even prayers)! I definitely plan to continue learning more about Judaism in the future, and am very thankful for the introduction. I'm really excited for this year of firsts, and hope he enjoys the surprise as much as I've enjoyed creating it for him! Happy Chanukah! Reply

lil j tx, dallas December 15, 2008

cool cool stuff Reply

Michael London, Ontario Canada April 12, 2007

Thanks Great resource for school project Reply

Robin chicago, il December 13, 2006

Great site! Thank you so much for providing my family with a fun, easy to navigate complete guide to Hanukkah. We have learned so much about Jewish history and tradition and will pass it on to our family and friends. Reply

Anonymous umhlanga, south africa via December 11, 2006

the party was great!! i realy enjoyed it !!!!!!!!!!! Reply