In 2017, the first night of Chanukah is Tuesday, December 12. Our site will help you and yours celebrate Chanukah. Email any ideas you have for celebrating, great videos or songs you like and we’ll share them here! (email Michelle)
Check out all that is going on here at TRS at our Chanukah Happenings page.
Chanukah Bulletin Insert 2017 (includes blessings, readings for each night, lyrics to songs, etc)
TRS Pinterest Chanukah Board: we’ve got tons of recipes, craft and decoration ideas and more (you don’t have to be signed on with Pinterest to check it out)!
Women of TRS offers two options to find the perfect holiday gifts: The Chanukah Bazaar and Judy’s Place.
Everything you need for the “Festival of Lights!”
Open this Sunday, December 10 from 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Open this Sunday, December 10 from 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
TRS Chanukah Parent Packet (great for classroom presentations!)
“A Kid-Friendly Version of the Hanukkah Story” by Rabbi Sara Y. Sapadin
Union for Reform Judaism Learn About Chanukah Traditions with Shalom Sesame (and more)
Union for Reform Judaism Activities for Toddlers and Twos
The Hanukkah Shaboom! Special – A Shaboom! Discussion and Activity Guide for 4-7 Year Olds and Their Parents
“Eight Ways to Celebrate Hanukkah with Teens” by Rabbi Elizabeth Zeller
NFTY Teen Hanukkah website
“A Song for Each Night” by Lauren Phillips (with links to music)
“Eight Experiential Hanukkah Gifts to Teach Kids about Jewish Values” by Annette Powers
1 dreidel per group of players
A bunch of small items to act as counters; raisins, pretzel sticks, M&M’s, chocolate
coins, beans, bingo chips, etc.
• Divide the counters equally among the players.
• Every player contributes one counter into a central pile. This becomes the “pot.”
• Players spin the dreidle in turn and contribute or collect items from the pot based upon which letter faces up when the dreidle stops its spin.
The player who gains the most items wins.
My Jewish Learning Dreidle game
Our library also has some Chanukah books for you! Visit our TRS Library webpage to see the wonderful selection.
OySongs has a great selection of downloadable Chanukah music