FUNabulous Festival of Lights!

Hanukkah 8 Nights of Fruit basket by 'Edible Arrangements'

FUNabulous Festival of Lights!


Happy Hanukkah!

Celebrations are enjoyably fun when you think of ‘uniquely different’ foods, gifts, games and ways to celebrate.

Remember, to keep your ‘uniquely differently’ loved ones/colleagues/friends in mind when planning parties.  Each category and item we selected can be incorporated into any Chanukah celebration. As you peruse our suggestions, think about why each item may be appropriate and pleasing for individuals with neuro-developmental conditions.  Shalom


Hanukkah Fun Word Scrabble, Printable Games, Pin the Shamah or Shield, Math Dreidel Hunt, Toe Game, A to Z Groceries, Choose a Hanukkah Partner, and many more enjoyable ideas! []


Jewish Source – Elite Bazooka gum, original flavor wrapped in a ‘Bazooka Joe’ comic strip written in Hebrew; dried fruits ; Stars and Draydels Sugar Cookies Pareve;  3-way chocolates/gelts, gourmet variety popcorn, grape juice/wine gift tins, to name a few… [].

Edible Arrangements Fruit Baskets: Star of David Festival/Party/Celebration and 8 Nights of Fruit [].

Cookie Cutiesâ„¢ Maccabees Cookies Chanukkah Basket -

Manischewitz Sweet Potato and Potato Pancake mixes are gluten-free!

Hanukkah Gifts

Jewelry- Golden Menorah with Crystal Lights Fashion Pin; Western Wall City of David hinged Draydel box; and Reuge Musical Jewelry Box with Star inlay []

Hanukkah Hinged Chanukah Box w gift inside from Jewish Source

Edible –

From Jewish Women International (formerly B’nai B’rith Women)  Gluten-Free Hanukkah Cookies and Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts)

From The Challah Connection
assortment of edible gluten-free Hanukkah gifts: chocolates, cookies, and gift baskets with sweet or savory treats

From Amanda’s Own Confections
Mail-order gluten-free, dairy-free, Kosher Hanukkah gelt.

From Jewish Food List
Gluten-Free Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts)

From The Gluten-Free Goddess
Potato Latkes with Cinnamon Applesauce (Bonanza!)

Egg-free latkes from The Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef

From Gluten-Free-Bay
Gluten-free Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts)
Sweet Potato and Leek Latkes
Parsnip and Carrot Latkes
Traditional Potato Latkes

Gluten-Free Hanukah Recipes from

Interactive Activities Online – “Torahtots” has a fun variety of music, link cards, cassettes, LiveVideos:  GIMEL! Play Spinning Dreidel online! ‘Play It Safe for Chanukah’ tips and an online Menorah lighting at 3pm/EST. Sign the guestbook! []

Reuge Music Box Menorah blue white inlay from JEWISH SOURCE

Mobile Devices – Enjoy Hebrew, Yiddish and mixed language (e.g. Hebrew and English) content on your J2ME cell phone.  Hebrew in Hand 2.0 Beta now available for BlackBerry! []  Find out more about Demo Catalog, desktop apps. and how-to-vids at new web site:

Audio – has online audio file versions (listed according to levels and the Hebrew year they were taught). Also, review the 3 Brachos to say when you lite the Chanukah candles on the Menorah!

Crafts – Amazing Moms says, “Add to your family’s Hanukkah celebration with these kid’s Hanukkah craft ideas, recipes, dreidel game rules and online resources.”[]

Happy Chanukah 8 day festival of Rededication!


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