It’s easy for Chanukah to fly by in a blur of wintry celebrations. We wanted to create ways that got at the spirit of the holiday and made celebrating Chanukah mean more than our usual routines.
- Remember what Chanukah is about: visibility! Not only put your menorah in the front window, but also talk to friends and family about issues that are important to you.
- Volunteer! Help at the DCJCC on December 25 or pick another organization that could use your help.
- Remember what Chanukah is about: shedding light into the darkness! Reach out to a friend who could use your shoulder now.
- Make a donation to a nonprofit or charity in place of a regular gift, especially now when the tough economy has meant fewer donations.
- Remember what Chanukah is about: fighting back! Talk to your schools to see what they are doing about bullying and suicide, especially among LGBT youth.
- Tzedakah means justice! Think about ways you—yes, YOU!—can make the world a more equitable place… and then do them.
- Learn a new Chanukah tradition from a group that celebrates differently than you!
- Create your own prayer! What does the holiday mean to you? What would you like to see change? What do you hope for?