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Hanukkah Recipes, History and More

Welcome to the Ultimate Hanukkah Guide! PBS wants to help you and your family celebrate the festival of lights for all eight nights. Below you will find delicious Jewish recipes, stories of Hanukkah from across America, and suggestions for celebrating the holiday with children.

Don’t miss our Christmas and New Year’s Eve sections as well.

Hanukkah Recipes

Hanukkah Recipes

Hanukkah Recipes

Find great Jewish recipes for every night of Hanukkah including various types of latkes, brisket, and many others. Continue
Hanukkah Recipes

Classic Jewish Recipes

From latkes to rugelach, Tori Avey of The Shiksa food blog shares great Hanukkah recipes including leftover ideas. Continue

PBS Personalities Share Hanukkah Memories

Mark L. Walberg

Mark L. Walberg

Antiques Roadshow host Mark L. Walberg shares his experiences growing up celebrating Hanukkah in South Carolina. Continue
Joan Nathan

Joan Nathan

Jewish cookbook author Joan Nathan recalls a special Hanukkah when her family traveled to Jerusalem to celebrate the festival of lights. Continue

All About Latkes

History of Latkes

History of Latkes

Jewish food blogger Tori Avey of “The Shiksa” shares the story of dairy foods during Hannukah as well as her own cheese latkes recipe. Continue
Homemade Latkes

Homemade Latkes Tips

Follow these five tips for making homemade latkes that are fluffy for Hanukkah or anytime of year. Get a potato latkes recipe as well. Continue

Related Content

NewsHour Hanukkah Stories

Hanukkah Stories Across America

PBS NewsHour has gathered some of the stories about Hanukkah from public media outlets around the nation. Continue

Need to Know Hanukkah Menorah

The Real History of Hanukkah

Need to Know shares a different take on the evolution on Hanukkah traditions. There is much ado about Maccabees in the story of the holiday, but the tale has some twists you might not know. Continue

PBS Parents Hanukkah Books

Find Hanukkah Books for Kids

With visions of toys and games dancing in their heads, it’s easy for children to miss the real significance of the holidays. PBS Parents can help you find quality children’s books to share the story of Hanukkah with your child. Continue

WLIW Hanukkah Teacher's Guide

Teaching Heritage

Teachers can use this online lesson plan from PBS station WILW about teaching the story of Hanukkah. Continue

Hanukkah Lamps

Hanukkah Lamps

Religion and Ethics Newsweekly uncovers how the rabbis going back to Maimonides and earlier felt that the lights of the Hanukkah lamp were sacred,” and if you couldn’t afford a gold or silver lamp “you could use an egg shell, or a nut shell, or a potato carved out. Continue