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The Easy Hanukkah Guide: Recipes, Gifts and Activities for All Eight Nights

Tons of ideas to make Hanukkah memorable this year

PJ LIbrary: Kids reading a book on their front porch

Published on: November 22, 2022


Happy Hanukkah

The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah is Dec. 7–15 this year, and that means eight beautiful nights celebrating the miracle of the Maccabees, lighting the menorah and, well, figuring out what to do to build your family’s own special traditions.

If it feels like Hanukkah snuck right up on you, or you’re trying out leading a night of celebrating on your own for the first time, this holiday “cheat sheet” supplies parents and kids with a storybook to read each night of Hanukkah, a gift idea to make or exchange, a recipe to cook together and more. You’ll also find a virtual “Get Togethers” section to help you share the holiday from afar.

Scroll through the arrows above the image or the links below to find books, gifts, recipes and family activities to make this Hanukkah special. 

Up first: Books

  • PJ Library offers families a wealth of information about Hanukkah, including cultural information, recommended books, crafts and recipes, plus podcasts that tell the Hanukkah story in a kid-friendly way. Visit the Hanukkah Hub to access everything you need to make this year’s holiday special.

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