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!
If only there was a simple kiddy-style, fun and easy to personalize (handwriting!) invitation card for the non Jewish friends in this section ....
Gabriele Bremen, Germany
December 9, 2009
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!
Anonymous Tempe, Arizona
December 15, 2008
lil j tx, dallas
April 12, 2007
Great resource for school project
Michael London, Ontario Canada
December 13, 2006
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.
Robin chicago, il
December 11, 2006
the party was great!! i realy enjoyed it !!!!!!!!!!!