Chanukah

Send Chanukah care packages to Israeli soldiers

Adopt a pet from an animal shelter

Arrange a benefit concert to increase the joy of Chanukah, donate the proceeds to tzedakah

Before Chanukah begins, hold a seminar on fire safety

Make and decorate menorahs, distribute them to people who cannot afford them

Send sufganiot (jelly donuts) to Israeli soldiers
 
Buy a present and donate it to a child in a local shelter

Give tzedakah each night before lighting your menorah
 
Run a toy drive at your local school or synagogue to collect Chanukah gifts for children who otherwise would not have any
 
Donate some of your Chanukah gelt to a needy organization
 
Decorate chanukiot and distribute them to people who cannot afford them
 
Perform Chanukah songs with friends at a nursing home
 
"Brighten up" someone's life - send a care package anonymously to someone who could use cheering up
 
Instead of giving gifts to your friends and family designate one night of Chanukah and give presents to a family in need
 
* Dress up and put on a Chanukah play for people who are sick

* Put on a Chanukah puppet show for children
 
* Host a Chanukah magic show
 
* Host a community wide dreidel game with money going to tzedakah
 
* Make latkes for people who can't afford to
 
* Make personalized Chanukah cards and send them to soldiers
 
* Put together a candle-making workshop and give candles to people canít afford them to use for Chanukah
 
* Make dreidels and send them to people to play with
 
* Make a funny Chanukah video
 
* Send pictures in frames to soldiers that are far away
 
* Help older people set up their menorahs
 
* Have a Chanukah carnival
 
 
* A special thank you to our friends and interns from the Sinai School for their help with thinking of new resources for Chanukah 2009.