Chanukah Guide

The complete how to guide for kids, from lighting the menorah and playing dreidel to the special foods we eat on Chanukah.

Light the Menorah
Jews all over the world celebrate Chanukah by lighting candles on the Chanukah Menorah.
Sing The Song
It is customary to sing “Haneirot Halalu,” and/or “Maoz Tzur” after lighting the Menorah.
Got Gelt?
Often parents give their children Chanukah Gelt (money) on Chanukah.
Play the Game
On Chanukah we play a special game called Dreidel. The Dreidel is a four-sided spinning top, called a “sevivon” in Hebrew
Have A Party
In honor of the miracle which occurred with oil, it is traditional to eat foods fried in oil.