Celebrating Hanukkah With Your Kids

Friday, September 20, 2013 posted by Joan
Happy Hanukkah Engraved Stones

Happy Hanukkah Engraved Stones

Every family has their own Hanukkah tradions.  Here are some that are common to most Jewish comunities.

Lighting the Hanukkah candles

Every year it is traditional to remember the miracle of the Hanukkah oil by lighting candles on a Hanukkah menorah or hanukkiyah. There are nine candles, eight candles in a row and one candle set a little above the othere. The hanukkiyah is lit every night for eight nights.

Spinning the dreidel

A dreidel is a 4-sided top with Hebrew letters written on each side. For more information, read our blog, Rules of the Dreidel Game.

Eating fried foods

Since Hanukkah celebrates the miracle of oil, it is traditional to eat fried foods such as potato latkes (pancakes) and jelly-donuts.  For a recipe for healthy potato latkes, see our blog Healthy Potato Latkes.

Giving Gifts

Many families give a small gift each night to every child in the family.  Unique Hanukkah greetings are Happy Hanukkah Engraved Stones.  Write the year and your own words on each gift stone.  Your child will cherish this keepsake for many years.

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