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2016 HanukkahHanukkah (meaning "dedication" in Hebrew) refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Macabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and "re-dedication" of the Temple in Jerusalem. The modern home celebration of Hanukkah centers around the lighting of the chanukiah (special menorah for Hanukkah), eating unique foods such as latkes and sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts), and singing special songs and playing games.

Each year Temple Beth Am commemorates this eight-day holiday with a congregation-wide party and a variety of activities for everyone in the family, including performances around Seattle by our own KlezKidz.

Hanukkah Songs to Sing with Family and Friends

Sound files and sheet music for many of these songs and more can be found here.

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For more information about Hanukkah, including history, customs and rituals, family activities, and recipes, go to ReformJudaism.org.