There’s been a decent amount of traffic coming here from searches about how secular Jews celebrate Hanukkah. So as not to leave you empty-handed, new visitor, here’s a short list of resources (and pardon my laziness–but why reinvent the wheel?):
- The Society for Humanistic Judaism (SHJ) has a page dedicated to Hanukkah from a secular perspective. SHJ also has a YouTube channel with videos on all manner of secular and humanistic Jewish topics.
- You could also check to see if there’s a secular or humanistic Jewish group near you affiliated with either SHJ or the Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations; go ahead, be a joiner–a people-person, even!
- SHJ affiliate, the City Congregation in New York, has resources for celebrating Hanukkah
- SHJ affiliate Kol Hadash in the Chicago area has a home Hanukkah service you can download
- SHJ affiliate Machar in the Washington, D.C., area has information, including a set of readings for lighting the menorah
(If I didn’t mention a resource you know of, please let me know and I’ll add it to the list!)