8 Nights of Hanukkah Gratitude

The Blue Dove Foundation

8 Nights of Hanukkah Gratitude

This Hanukkah, stop and think about eight miracles of your own. Write them down and reflect.  Hanukkah is the beloved festival of light. We celebrate by lighting candles or olive oil lamps and through prayers, songs, playing special games and eating delicious foods. The Hanukkah story, and especially the hanukkiah lights, are particularly relevant to those in recovery from mental illness or addiction. In essence, Hanukkah can be described as the triumph of spiritual light and lasting truth over darkness, emptiness and falsehood.

A version of this resource is also available for teens and for kids.


Area of Work

  • FE - Family Engagement
  • CL - Congregational Learning

Resource Type

  • Lesson

Resource Category

  • Mental Health

Resource Topic

  • Gratitude
  • Holidays
  • Mental Health
  • Mindfulness


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