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Explaining Chanukah!

Recommended for ages 9+

Chanukah Explained

Spin yourself back in time in this animated short to learn the story of Chanukah and why we celebrate miracles in the darkest and coldest part of the year.

This year Chanukah will begin at sundown on Sunday December 6, 2015 until the evening of Monday December 14, 2015. During this eight day and eight night festival of lights people around the world will light candles, play the game of Dreidel and enjoy foods made with oil such as Latkes and Sufganiyot.


Chanukah Gratitude

Thank you to all of our generous funders that contributed to the G‑dcast series on Jewish Holidays. Specific thanks to the ROI Community and UpStart Bay Area as well as to each of the writers, narrators, producers, educators, and sound engineers that contributed to this animated interpretation of Chanukah (חנוכה “dedication”). Huge shout-out to Maya Bernstein, Bob Brindley, Rowan Brooks, Ralph Guggenheim, Sarah Lefton, Matthue Roth, Dan Saks, Jeanne Stern.

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