Hanukkah starts this week. Unfortunately, many of the live events have been cancelled for 2020, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t ways that your family can still celebrate Hanukkah with the kids, other than lighting the Menorah at home. Here are some fun virtual events that you can attend to celebrate Hanukkah this year.
Virtual Hanukkah Events
Here are 11 Virtual Hanukkah events taking place this year.
Virtual Hanukkah Family Day with the Jewish Museum
NYC’s Jewish Museum is hosting a virtual Hanukkah Family Day. Enjoy an exciting mix of Hanukkah related activities such as music, art, family-friendly performances and more. If you missed the live performance, a recording is available on their site.
Israel Philharmonic Pre-Hanukkah Global Celebration
The Israel Philharmonic is holding a pre-Hanukkah concert featuring music from Hans Zimmer. The concert is free to stream.
Hanukkah in Space
In this live-stream family event, celebrate with the The Jewish Museum of Maryland as they share how they celebrate their favorite holidays, experience several Hanukkah traditions, and discover how astronauts celebrate in space.
If you don’t have a Menorah at home, or need a new one, grab this Menorah kit from Amazon including the Menorah, candles, dreidel, play coins and Hanukkah guide.
Hanukkah Story Time: The Ninth Night of Hanukkah
Kids can join in story time with author Erica Perl. In the Ninth Night of Hanukkah, Max and Rachel can’t wait to light the menorah in their new apartment, but they have lost their Hanukkah box. What can they do?
Picture This: Dream Menorahs
Kids can take a virtual tour inside NYC’s Jewish Museum and see menorahs created from unexpected materials. Kids can then create a menorah of their own.
Skirball Hanukkah Celebration
Celebrate the Festival of Lights online with LA’s Skirball Center. Listen to music, watch fun performances, participate in a sing-a-long and more.
Virtual Hanukkah Candle Lighting
The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County is hosting a virtual Hanukkah candle lighting. Their virtual doors will open at 4:30 for an online Hanukkah celebration with music, games and more finishing with a candle lighting at 5:20pm.
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Hanukkah in Jazz Time
Hanukkah in Jazz Time will feature famous winter holiday songs written by Jewish composers such as Irving Berlin and Jule Styne. This is definitely a concert you won’t want to miss!
Community Wide Chanukah Celebration
The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County is celebrating the 7th night of Hanukkah with a candle lighting, story time and concert.
Shine Bright: An 8-night Hanukkah Celebration
Join the Orlando Jewish Community for Shine Bright, 8 nights of blessings, stories, and songs with 8 Jewish organizations throughout Orlando.
The Beat Buds Hanukkah Rocks
Tune in for a virtual Hanukkah concert with Kindie rock duo The Beat Buds. The concert, The Beat Buds Hanukkah Rocks!, is available for all 8 Nights of Hanukkah on the Stephen Wise Temple YouTube channel.