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Hanukkah, or the Festival of Rededication, celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem in 164 BCE. 

We celebrate by lighting one more candle on the chanukiah after each day of Hanukkah. We eat foods cooked in oil, such as latkes and jelly doughnuts; and we sing songs and play dreidel games.

Be sure to check the Kol Ami calendar for our various Hanukkah celebrations for adults, children and families.

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Listen to the Hanukkah blessings.


Hanukkah Resources

Vegan Baked Potato Latkes

No Hanukkah meal would be complete without latkes, or potato pancakes. Of Eastern European origin and traditionally made with eggs, we use ground flaxseeds to hold everything together. Please see below for a few of the many variations that are possible. Take a break from spinning the dreidel and ...ReformJudaism.org


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Sweet Plantains

When it comes to cooking, this banana-like fruit is versatile and nutritious. Plantains can be steamed, boiled, grilled, baked, or fried.  One plantain, on average, has about 220 calories and is a good source of potassium and dietary fiber.

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Pumpkin Sufganiyot (Gluten-Free)

These gluten-free sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) should be served immediately for the best taste and consistency.

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Jamaican Pumpkin Pancakes

These pancakes are delicious topped with syrup, or turn them into a delicious pumpkin latke hors d'ouevre by topping them with sour cream and a touch of candied ginger or caviar.

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Sweet Potato and Carrot Latkes (Gluten-Free)

Enjoy this recipe from Entree to Judaism for Families, Tina Wasserman's newest cookbook featuring tools to help children learn to cook with confidence, with clear, step-by-step instructions for every recipe an...ReformJudaism.org


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Roasted Butternut Squash with Apples and Onions

This recipe is featured in Tina Wasserman's book, Entree to Judaism for Families filled with tools to help children learn to cook with confidence, with clear, step-by-step instructions for every recipe and tips for adul...ReformJudaism.org


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Vegan Blueberry Blintzes

A vegan or plant-based diet is one that is free from all animal products. Vegan foods are pareve by nature - without dairy or meat. The reasons people choose to enjoy vegan foods are many. First and foremost, they taste incredible! People also turn to vegan foods for weight-loss and disease prev...ReformJudaism.org


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Apple Latkes

Try this delicious recipe from the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) Centennial Cookbook Collection.

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Cranberry Pear Sauce

This is not your traditional applesauce. For one, it calls for pears. And second, this fruit concoction is cooked in a good amount of honey. It takes just a few minutes to prepare. Serve it warm or cold, over latkes or as a stand-alone side dish. My kids like taking it to school for snac...ReformJudaism.org


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Corn Patties

Move over potato latke - I've found my new favorite patty! This dish is so easy to make, your kids can prepare the batter for you (but it's probably safer for everyone if you do the frying!). Depending on your palate, you can serve these delicious corn patties with a side of salsa, a drizzle of m...ReformJudaism.org


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Vegan Baked Potato Latkes

No Hanukkah meal would be complete without latkes, or potato pancakes. Of Eastern European origin and traditionally made with eggs, we use ground flaxseeds to hold everything together. Please see below for a few of the many variations that are possible. Take a break from spinning the dreidel and ...ReformJudaism.org


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Sweet Plantains

When it comes to cooking, this banana-like fruit is versatile and nutritious. Plantains can be steamed, boiled, grilled, baked, or fried.  One plantain, on average, has about 220 calories and is a good source of potassium and dietary fiber.

Many associate plantains with Cuba, when in fa...ReformJudaism.org


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Pumpkin Sufganiyot (Gluten-Free)

These gluten-free sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) should be served immediately for the best taste and consistency.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice or vinegar
  • ¼ cup hone...ReformJudaism.org


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    Jamaican Pumpkin Pancakes

    These pancakes are delicious topped with syrup, or turn them into a delicious pumpkin latke hors d'ouevre by topping them with sour cream and a touch of candied ginger or caviar.

    Ingredients:

    • 2 cups all purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bakin...ReformJudaism.org


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      Sweet Potato and Carrot Latkes (Gluten-Free)

      Enjoy this recipe from Entree to Judaism for Families, Tina Wasserman's newest cookbook featuring tools to help children learn to cook with confidence, with clear, step-by-step instructions for every recipe an...ReformJudaism.org


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      Roasted Butternut Squash with Apples and Onions

      This recipe is featured in Tina Wasserman's book, Entree to Judaism for Families filled with tools to help children learn to cook with confidence, with clear, step-by-step instructions for every recipe and tips for adul...ReformJudaism.org


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      Vegan Blueberry Blintzes

      A vegan or plant-based diet is one that is free from all animal products. Vegan foods are pareve by nature - without dairy or meat. The reasons people choose to enjoy vegan foods are many. First and foremost, they taste incredible! People also turn to vegan foods for weight-loss and disease prev...ReformJudaism.org


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      Apple Latkes

      Try this delicious recipe from the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) Centennial Cookbook Collection.

      Ingredients:

      • 2 eggs
      • 3 tablespoons sugar
      • 1 teaspoon salt
      • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
      • 1/3 cup water
      • 3 cups chopped cooking apples
      • 3/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
      • 1 teas...ReformJudaism.org


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        Three Tone Latkes

        Ingredients:

        • 2 large potatoes
        • 1 large sweet potato
        • 1 medium zucchini
        • 1 medium onion
        • 2 eggs
        • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
        • 1 shake of pepper
        • 1/4 cup matzah meal

        Directions:

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          Latkes

          Ingredients:

          • 5 medium potatoes, grated and squeezed dry
          • 1 small onion, grated
          • 5 eggs, slightly beaten
          • salt and pepper to taste
          • 1/2 cup cooking oil
          • applesauce or sour cream

          Directions:

          1. Combine grated potato, onion, eggs, salt and pepper.
          2. Sh...ReformJudaism.org


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