Although Hanukkah is not a major holiday in Israel, it is still one of the most celebrated Jewish holidays. Many of the Hanukkah activities done elsewhere in the world are also observed in Israel – lighting the Hanukkah menorah, reciting prayers, eating latkes and doughnuts, attending parties.
- Light your menorah and put in the window as part of Jewish custom. If this is not possible, place your menorah in an area where it can be seen clearly.
- Have a stroll through the streets of Bnei Brak in Tel-Aviv and Meir Sharim in Jerusalem and enjoy the beauty of lighted menorahs displayed in all the homes.
- Play the sevvivon or dreidel during Hanukkah.
- Attend Hanukkah parties in Israel. The celebration will include singing of Hanukkah songs and playing dreidel.
- Eat Israel’s famous Hanukkah food like sufganiyot served with mint tea.
- Visit the Temple Mount to see the site where the Maccabees reclaimed the Temple.