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.

Drawings from the title page of Masha's Hanukkah letter

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

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

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

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Little boy in African village

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

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Chanukiah with a value written on each of the eight candles

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

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Chanukah resources written below dreidels

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

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A hand tapping a virtual menorah sitting on a smart device

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

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

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

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Ji Bytes: Chanukah

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

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Holding the Dark with the Light: A Hadar Hanukkah Companion

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

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8 Nights of Hanukkah Gratitude

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

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Gratitude
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Mindfulness
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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Light Up The Night A Chanukah Conversation Starter

Questions for discussing the message of the Chanukah lights

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Chanukah and Soviet Jewry

This lesson plan explores how Chanukah was celebrated by Soviet Jewry. By The Lookstein Center’s Refusenik Project.

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Going Up? A Chanukah Lesson

This lesson uses texts and guiding questions to discover how and why Chanukah candles are lit.

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Supportive Conversations
Chanukah Padlet - How We Count

This collaborative bulletin board teaches students about the order of candle lighting on Chanukah.

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Eight Nights of Re-dedication

Why is Hanukkah eight nights? Wasn’t the miracle only seven?

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Chanukah Mystery

This interactive presentation explores the laws of lighting the chanukiah.

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3-D Dreidel Decorations

Beautify your space with these fun-to-make Hanukkah decorations.

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The Macedonian Conquest, Maccabees, and the Menorah

Just how far were the Maccabees prepared to go to ensure the continuation of the Jewish people and why do we remember them to this day?

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Chanukah with the National Library of Israel

Use primary sources from the National Library of Israel to discover a variety of Chanukah/Hanukkah customs.

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Mental Health Menorah

Build your own mental health menorah, and channel the resilience of the Maccabees into your Hanukkah experience.

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A Balanced Candle Won't Burn Out

In this resource, we will explore the concept of burnout and what we can do to naturally keep our flames burning longer.

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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.

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The Wonder of Miracles: family/classroom learning activities

This handful of texts—like the small jug of oil—will give you a chance to wonder about miracles in the world around you.

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