Chanukah is such a time of joy for our family. We love the traditions passed down from generation to generation, and while the holiday is not religious based (like Christmas), it celebrates our strength as Jews. Here at the mansion we like to keep it fairly simple, making traditional foods and lighting the Hannukiah each of the eight nights. Dreidel is played by both adults and children (although we use chocolate gelt/coins as our prizes).
Our extended family is mixed, giving us the opportunity to share our celebrations – and sharing in the observances of others. I’d love to know YOUR family traditions for the holiday season.