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Describe Hanukkah in One Word

Sad to see Hanukkah end--eight great nights of eight bright lights. Don't worry it will be back next year.

Describe your Hanukkah in just one word!

Ask a grown-up to record a video of you sharing your one word --and thanking everyone in your life who helped make this Hanukkah special for you. Did Nana send cookies? Did Poppop read you a story? Did your Mom or Dad let you light the Hanukkiah or make latkes or bring home sofganyot to eat?

Share your message with them and with us:

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  • Email: sandra4bjc@gmail.com

Who Do You Celebrate Hanukkah With?

Whether in person or online, who are the special people in your life --family and friends --who you share Hanukkah with? 

Draw a picture of your family celebrating Hanukkah, and tell us who you ate latkes with, lighted candles with, or played dreidel with and why it was special for you.

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  • Email: sandra4bjc@gmail.com

 

 

Is There Something You Are Scared Of?

The Hanukkah lights can brighten any day-- and shed light on situations that looks scary in the dark, but when seen in the glow of candlelight are not scary at all.

Draw a picture of your menorah lighting up a room at night. Tell an adult about the story that goes with your picture and have them send it to us to share.

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  • Email: sandra4bjc@gmail.com

 

 

 

What Does Your Latke Monster Look Like?

Draw a latke-eating monster face--one that will scare everyone else off so you get the whole plate of latkes for yourself.

Share your drawing and your monster's story with us:

  • Facebook: @bethesdajewish
  • Email: sandra4bjc@gmail.com

 

 

What Are Your Family's Hanukkah Traditions?

Draw a picture or tell us on video what your favorite family Hanukkah tradition is, especially if its one that comes from another country or culture.

Happy Hanukkah around the world...

  • Somali: Furaha Hanukkah   
  • Samoan: Manuia Hanukkah
  • Haitian Creole: Ala bon sa bon Hanukkah
  • Norwegian: Glad Hanukkah
  • Russian: Schastlivoi Khanuki]
  • Polish: Szczęśliwego święta Chanuka

 

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  • Email: sandra4bjc@gmail.com

Who Would You Like to Teach about Hanukkah?

Ask mom or dad if you can invite someone new--a friend, a teacher, a neighbor--to light candles with you one night outside (with social distancing) or on FaceTime or Zoom.

Think about how fun it would be to teach someone of another faith or culture about menorahs and the shammash leader candle, latkes, dreidels, and Maccabees.

Tell us one thing you want to teach them about Hanukkah and why.

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  • Email: sandra4bjc@gmail.com

Sing and Record the Runaway Latke Song & Share It with Us

Ask an adult to take a video of you singing the Runaway Latke Song --make up a dance if you want, as if you were a runaway latke.

Tell us if you prefer applesauce or sour cream on your latkes.

Post your photos to the BJC Facebook page or email them with permission for us to include them online. Send us names and ages of kids pictured and contact info of parent giving us permission to post. 

  • Facebook: @bethesdajewish
  • Email: sandra4bjc@gmail.com

 

Share Your Dreidel Photos and Stories

Send us a photo of you reading this book, or of you and a dreidel you are playing with or you are drawing, or you are creating in some crafty way.

Post your photos to the BJC Facebook page or email them with permission for us to include them online. Send us names and ages of kids pictured, and contact info of parent giving us permission to post. 

  • Facebook: @bethesdajewish
  • Email: sandra4bjc@gmail.com
Mon, May 10 2021 28 Iyyar 5781