Celebrating Chanukah With My Extended Family

  By Michelle Gruber, LMSW, director of operations, My Extended Family My Extended Family’s 350 children from single-parent homes took over the entire Jewish Children’s Museum in Crown Heights on the...
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Kirstin x Grohl Honor Jews in Music for Each Night of Hanukkah

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — Dave Grohl, who is best known as the leader of the 12-time Grammy winning band Foo Fighters, isn’t Jewish. But he’s having a lot of musical...

Toby Klein Greenwald: The Gift of a Poem for Chanukah

In these days of COVID-19, with many people out of work or cutting back on expenses, I recall a story to remind us what is important in life. One of...

The Easiest Hanukkah Jelly Doughnut Recipe Ever

  BY SHANNON SARNA from THE NOSHER Latkes are far more popular during Hanukkah than doughnuts here in the United States. While you can find latkes in the freezer section of almost every major...

Throwback Thursday: The Girl Whose Hair Caught Fire at Bill Clinton’s Hanukkah Event

BY PHILISSA CRAMER (JTA) — The incident in 1993 lasted only about 20 seconds, but Ilana Kattan says the time President Bill Clinton stopped her hair from burning during a White...

Siberian Synagogue Has 10-Foot Menorah Made of Ice

  BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — A synagogue in Tomsk, a Siberian city in Russia, has unveiled a giant Hanukkah menorah made of ice. The 10-foot menorah was erected Tuesday inside the synagogue...

Shoot Jelly Doughnuts With Hanukkah Goblins While the Candles Are Burning

(J., The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) — Here’s something to do during the long nights of Hanukkah under lockdown — become a goblin with a jelly doughnut launcher. That’s...

World Zionist Organization Builds Community for Chanukah

To brighten spirits amid the COVID-19 pandemic this Hanukkah, the World Zionist Organization is spearheading an online project to bring people together virtually during the eight-day “Festival of Lights,”...

Our Gift to You: Hanukkah Food Hacks

BY LAUREN MANAKER  This article originally appeared in Kveller. As the Festival of Lights approaches, you might frying latkes and making applesauce in your dreams. The food is delicious and everyone is content and full, and above all, the...

OU Launches Chanukah Programming

With large in-person Chanukah gatherings put on hold due to the pandemic, various divisions of the Orthodox Union, the nation’s oldest and largest umbrella organization for the North American...
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