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Hanukkah for Kids...and more

In 2020, Thursday, December 10 marks the first night of Hanukkah, the Jewish holiday also referred to as the Festival of Lights. It ends the evening of Friday, December 18.

"According to the Talmud, a central text of Rabbinic Judaism, at the re-dedication following the victory of the Maccabees over the Seleucid Empire, there was only enough consecrated olive oil to fuel the eternal flame in the temple for one day. Miraculously, the oil burned for eight days, which was the length of time it took to press, prepare and consecrate fresh olive oil." -Library of Congress blog

hoopla digital has a variety of great movies and eBooks about the holiday:

eBooks for Children (View All)

eight is great
Eight is Great by Tilda Balsley


hanukkah is coming
Hanukkah is Coming by Tracy Newman


Grover's Hanukkah Party by Joni Sussman


Videos for Children (View All)

All About Hanukkah


Hanukkah Bear


Latke, The Lucky Dog


Cookbooks for Adults (View All)

Little Book of Jewish Sweets by Leah Koenig


1,000 Jewish Recipes by Faye Levy


Jewish Holiday Baking by Uri Scheft