The Unofficial Guide to Celebrating Hanukkah

The Fellowship  |  November 24, 2021

Lit menorah in front of a plate of doughnuts.

In preparation for Hanukkah, which begins next week, our friends at Israel21c share the best ways to celebrate!

Go along with the family singalong

In many Israeli families, or at least in mine, Hanukkah’s seen as a wonderful opportunity to revisit all the holiday songs and dances learned in kindergarten that have since been long forgotten. Instead of pulling a face when your mother begins stomping around to the sounds of Banu Choshech Legaresh, nod along sympathetically and push the nearest grandchild in her direction. They’ll have a fabulous time, and you can run to the kitchen with the excuse that the latkes need flipping.