2020 Chanukah Resources

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The Jewish Education Project
Chanukah resources written below dreidels

The Jewish Education Project has curated a list of high-quality Chanukah resources for every type of learner. With lessons and content for Early Childhood through Teens, as well as resources for addressing different learning styles, Jewish educators will find ample opportunity to write engaging lesson plans to bridge the Miracle of Chanukah with students' modern lives.

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Drawings from the title page of Masha's Hanukkah letter

A Hanukkah Letter from Moscow

Travel back to Jewish life in the Soviet-era through the lens of a young girl's Hanukkah letter.

A menorah over three heads, each representing a different mode of learning

The Miracles of Intelligence

A comprehensive list of Chanukah activities sorted into multiple learning methods and perspectives.

Little boy in African village

Jewish Heart for Africa

Explore how Chanukah is reflected in Africa's lack of electricity and what Israel is doing to solve the issue.

Antique Chanukah container for oil

It's a Miracle!

Students merge the Miracle of Chanukah with their own life experience to create documentaries.

Chanukiah with a value written on each of the eight candles

Chanukah Values

The eight nights of Chanukah broken into 8 unique values, each with its own lesson plan, questions, and resources.

Chanukah resources written below dreidels

53 Chanukah Activities

53 fun and creative activities to make Chanukah come alive in the classroom.

A hand tapping a virtual menorah sitting on a smart device

Your Complete Toolkit for Chanukah

Virtual games to learn everything Chanukah: history, dreidel, blessings, and more.

Cover image for the video "Hanukkah, Hellenization, and Hasmoneans". Text reads "Hanukkah: The True Story"

Hanukkah, Hellenization, and Hasmoneans

In this video, the history of Chanukah is examined from its beginnings: politics, wars, sacrifices, and victories.

Winter light photo

Webinar: Chanukah and Light - Nature Play As The Days Grow Shorter

With individual and collaborative play indoors and out, we can engage children’s curiosity about light and darkness. This webinar showcases new ideas for educators to use natural materials and art to enhance interdisciplinary play while integrating Jewish topics.

Ji Bytes: Chanukah

Ji Bytes: Chanukah

Ji Bytes is a self-directed interactive learning journey that teaches the story and customs of Chanukah to ages 5-10.

Holding the Dark with the Light: A Hadar Hanukkah Companion

Holding the Dark with the Light: A Hadar Hanukkah Companion

Hadar's collection of Hanukkah resources for adults and children.

8 Nights of Hanukkah Gratitude

8 Nights of Hanukkah Gratitude

This Hanukkah, stop and think about eight miracles of your own. Write them down and reflect.

8 Days of Giving to Yourself

8 Days of Giving to Yourself

This Hanukkah, be sure to look inward and take steps to ensure your inner flame is happy, healthy and bright.

Leadership and Service: Stepping into the  Shamash Role

Leadership and Service: Stepping into the Shamash Role

Each of us can be a shamash in our own lives, helping to uplift and heal our communities and the world.

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