8 Chanukah Delights for 8 Chanukah Nights

Wednesday, 30 November, 2022 - 6:12 pm

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On Chanukah, we come together with family and friends to celebrate and share the traditions. Chanukah has many unique opportunities that engage, excite, and inspire. It is extraordinary when we can maximize the experience for our families.

The Chanukah festivities are a fantastic opportunity for children to see the real-world applications of subjects such as Math and Science in our Jewish experiences and traditions. As we light our menorah, eat foods fried in oil, or play the dreidel, we can make connections with scientific thinking and mathematical applications that can and will inspire future learning.

On Chanukah, we celebrate the miracle of oil and how the supply of oil meant to last one day lasted for eight. We remember this miracle by lighting the menorah and eating foods fried in oil. Oil, you see, is a paradox. On the one hand, it spreads quickly and easily, seeping through and permeating the substances it comes in contact with. On the other hand, when mixed with other liquids, oil stubbornly rises to the surface and refuses to be absorbed by anything else. 

Perhaps this is one of the more extraordinary miracles to celebrate. Despite thousands of years, the Jewish nation, though dispersed throughout the globe, stands proud, celebrating as a nation,  once again,  the Chanukah miracle. 

Aren’t you a bit curious about how oil scientifically represents this phenomenon? 

Please enjoy these carefully selected and created Chanukah activities full of fun and engaging opportunities to learn, be inspired, and of course, have fun. 

Chanukah celebrations and activities are part of a unique dual curriculum offered at Hebrew Academy, which combines a rigorous General Studies curriculum with an outstanding Judaic curriculum resulting in an empowering, well-rounded education that will steward the next generation of Jewish thinkers, innovators, and leaders who embrace their Jewish identities and see the importance of their contributions to the larger society.

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