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Bring New Meaning to Your Hanukkah Season

Hanukkah 2022/5783 (Hebrew calendar year)

Hanukkah is a joyous eight-day festival that tends to fall somewhere between late November and late December each year. In 2022 – 5783 in the Hebrew calendar – Hanukkah starts at sundown on Sunday, December 18 and ends at sundown on Monday, December 26. That’s right – you’ll light all eight candles on December 25, Christmas day. 

Check out our one-stop Hanukkah shop that the HMI team put together for you to help make this year’s Hanukkah celebrations relatable and enjoyable. You’ll find links to Hanukkah party ideas, holiday 101 guide, tips on navigating the holidays, and, of course, our classic HMI conversation guides. We hope these handy resources will help you bring the holidays into your home and into your soul.

What’s Hanukkah Again?

Also known as the Festival of Lights or the Festival of Rededication, the holiday celebrates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in the 160s BC. Need to brush up on Hanukkah? Check out our short guide to this light-filled holiday.

What even IS Hanukkah? by Honeymoon Israel

Hanukkah How-To’s

Download this handy guide that shares how to say the blessings over the candles, light the hanukkiah, make potato latkes, and play dreidel!

Hanukkah How-To's by Honeymoon Israel

Party Ideas 

There are a lot of ways to celebrate! Whether you want to host a Shabbat dinner or throw a Chrismukkah party for your HMI friends during those eight crazy nights, HMI is here to help you make it happen. Check out our Hanukkah Party Inspo board and then consider applying for a Honeymoon Israel alumni grant. Whether you’re hosting at home or getting a group together at an event, our grants help subsidize the cost to help you explore the holiday in a meaningful way. 

’Tis The Season…Oy Vey! A discussion guide for couples to talk through the winter holidays: the good, bad, and confusing.
The winter holidays can be wonderful, but they sometimes come with questions — and a little stress, especially for couples who grew up celebrating differently from each other! Don’t worry – HMI has your back. Below are a few conversation starters you can use with your HMI family to find some common ground with other folks who might be experiencing similar stuff as you this season. Wishing you all a season of love, light, and blessings.

Hanukkah Legacies & Miracles: A Honeymoon Israel Conversation Guide
Hanukkah is more than ancient Jewish history about survival and miracles. It’s an opportunity to make meaning of our legacies as both Jews and folks who are Jewish adjacent. This activity will inspire you to learn a bit about the Hanukkah story, and to center your own ancestors into the narrative of the Maccabees. By seeing our own family members as active creators of miracles and legacies, we can connect more intimately with values and freedoms fought for during the rededication of the Great Temple.

Wishing you all a season of love, light, and blessings.