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Hanukkah Hub

Craft Ideas, Recipes, Music Videos, Podcasts, Cooking Videos, and more to help your family celebrate together or apart.

EVENTS

ninth night of hanukkah

The Ninth Night of Hanukkah –  A special family program with author Erica Perl

Sunday, December 6th at 4:00 PM EST 
Advanced registration required by Friday 12/4 at 12 noon

Free. Suggested donations of $10/household gratefully accepted. 

Join author Erica Perl for a reading and discussion of her heart­warming picture book with a fresh twist on a Hanukkah celebration: celebrating a ninth night with new neighbors and friends! 

The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants on Friday afternoon 12/4. 

Crafts

Hanukkah Activity Kits

Contactless Curbside Pick Up – Sunday, December 6 - Tuesday, December 8 

Registration is now full. Thank you for your incredible interest in this project!
Engineer Your Own Dreidel

Engineer Your Own Dreidel with PJ Our Way and the MIT Museum

Sunday, December 6, 3:00 PM 

Hey PJOW kids! Do you love to tinker? 

Join the MIT Museum on Sunday, December 6, at 3pm EST for "Engineer Your Own Dreidel" and use the science of spinning to design a working dreidel. 

Space is limited - This program is for kids ages 9-12. 

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Family Hanukkah Concert

Sunday, December 13, 4:00 PM 

FREE Family Hanukkah Concert and Menorah Lighting featuring award-winning song writer and educator Eliana Light. Everyone is welcome. Click register for more information! 

This is a program of the Lappin Foundation. 

LOCAL AND ONLINE HANUKKAH EVENTS

Check out our list of 2020 Hanukkah Happenings all over Southern Maine!

CRAFTS 


Toilet paper roll menorah & Popsicle stick menorah 
https://www.parentmap.com/article/hanukkah-crafts-for-kids 

 

Origami Dreidel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=509KjnZeM_Q 

 

Origami Menorah – intermediate level activity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrdI6xDrSxU

 

Hanukkah Recipes and Activities from PJ Library (Pinterest)
https://www.pinterest.com/pjlibrary/hanukkah-recipes-and-activities/?autologin=true 

Menorah Finger Painting

Chanukah Menorah Finger Painting

Chanukah Potato Stamps

Chanukah Potato Stamps Craft

RECIPES


Joan Nathan’s Sufganiyot (fried jelly doughnuts) 
https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/food/articles/ultimate-sufganiyot-video 

 

Adeena Sussman’s Bimuelos with Honey Orange Drizzle – A Sephardic Hanukkah dessert
https://www.myjewishlearning.com/recipe/bimuelos-with-honey-orange-drizzle/ 

  

Persian Potato Pancakes
https://www.washingtonpost.com/recipes/persian-potato-pancakes/15656/ 

 

Keftes De Prasa, the Sephardic-Style Leek Fritters Recipe
https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2009/09/keftes-de-prasa-sephardic-style-leek-fritters-rosh-hashanah-jewish-recipe.html 

 

Grilled cheese latkes - the ultimate comfort food
https://www.myjewishlearning.com/the-nosher/how-to-make-grilled-cheese-latkes/ 

Infused Olive Oil (video)
Make Herb Infused Olive Oil 

Sculpted Cookies (video)
Colorful, Sculpted Hanukkah Cookies 

ACTIVITIES 


 

Yoga Poses for Kids
Try out these movements and poses inspired by Chanukah traditions
https://www.kidsyogastories.com/hanukkah-yoga/ 

PODCAST

Have I Got a Story for You: The Hanukkah Story (for Kids) 

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MORE PJ RESOURCES FOR HANUKKAH


 

PJ Library's 2020 Quick Guide to Celebrating Hanukkah with Kids 

https://pjlibrary.org/beyond-books/pjblog/november-2020/hanukkah-2020-with-kids 

 

PJ Library’s Hanukkah Hub 

https://pjlibrary.org/hanukkah 

 

A Mitzvah a Day Tradition for Hanukkah 

https://pjlibrary.org/beyond-books/pjblog/december-2019/a-mitzvah-a-day-tradition-for-hanukkah 

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