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Hanukkah. An 8 day Jewish festival. Our objectives. To know some key facts about a Jewish festival. To understand that the Jews believe God performed miracles. To understand that light is representing the presence of God. What do we celebrate?. Christmas Easter Birthdays.

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Hanukkah

Hanukkah

An 8 day Jewish festival.


Our objectives

Our objectives

  • To know some key facts about a Jewish festival.

  • To understand that the Jews believe God performed miracles.

  • To understand that light is representing the presence of God.


What do we celebrate

What do we celebrate?

Christmas

Easter

Birthdays


What is hanukkah celebrating

What is Hanukkah celebrating?

An eight-day festival celebrating a time in

history when the Jews won a battle against

the Greeks to practise their religion freely.


Why does it last for 8 days

Why does it last for 8 days?

  • To celebrate, an oil lamp was lit in the temple. There was only enough oil to burn for one day - but miraculously it burned for eight days.

  • This is why the Hanukkah festival lasts for eight days and why light is the main item in the celebration.

  • How long do our celebrations last?

  • What was the miracle?


What is a hanukkiah

What is a Hanukkiah?

They light a candle each night on a special

candle holder called a Hanukkiah or

Menorah.


Why do the jews use light to celebrate

Why do the Jews use light to celebrate?

They believe the light shows that God is with

them, like when the light lasted for 8 days in

history.


When is hanukkah

When is Hanukkah?

December

Do the families do anything special at Hanukkah?

  • Children play with a spinning top called a dreidel.

  • Families eat special potato cakes called latkes and other oily food to remind them of the importance of the oil lamp.

  • Presents are also given at this time.


How to make a dreidle

How to Make a Dreidle

  • Cut out the pieces and glue together.

  • Insert a pencil in the top as a handle.

  • Play the game with a partner.


Activities

Activities

* Complete the Hanukkah sheet – fill in the

missing words.

* Make a dreidle and play the game with a partner.


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