December 20, 2011, All Day

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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

* Mak

e personalized Chanukah cards and send them to soldiers

* Put together a candle-making workshop and give candles to people can’t 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

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