Chanukah Blessings & Resources

For a video of how to light candles and sing the the chanukah blessings click here.

Chanukah Blessings:

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה, יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ, מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָֽׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֺתָיו וְצִוָּֽנוּ לְהַדְלִיק נֵר שֶׁל חֲנֻכָּה.
Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam, asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav v’tsivanu l’hadlik ner shel Chanukah.
Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of all, who hallows us with mitzvot, commanding us to kindle the Chanukah lights.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה, יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ, מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, שֶׁעָשָׂה נִסִּים לַאֲבוֹתֵֽינוּ וְאִמּוֹתֵֽינוּ בַּיָּמִים הָהֵם בַּזְּמַן הַזֶּה.
Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam, she-asah nisim laavoteinu v’imoteinu bayamim hahaeim baz’man hazeh.
Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of all, who performed wonderous deeds for our ancestors in days of old at this season.

On the first night add: בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה, יְיָ אֱלֹהֵינוּ, מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ וְקִיְּמָנוּ וְהִגִּיעָנוּ לַזְּמַן הַזֶּה.
Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam, shehecheyanu v’kiy’manu v’higiyanu laz’man hazeh.
Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of all, who has kept us alive, sustained us, and brought us to this season.

RESOURCES FOR KIDS/FAMILIES: 

Click here to view a video series 8 STORIES FOR 8 NIGHTS featuring our Director of Education, Sarit Katzew reading a selection of Chanukah books for various ages.

Or try out some of these great activities to help get you into the holiday spirit!

crazy candles

oils

Bake a dreidel

bake a dreidel 2

Chanukah Recipes: Try these delicious recipes for all different types of latkes using various veggies and interesting spices. There are even some vegan and gluten free recipes  and a special recipe for Chocolate Marshmallow Dreidels!

Chanukah Recipes

Make a recipe, snap a photo and post it to our Facebook page to spread some light this Chanukah!

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