Jewish News asked children what their favorite thing about Hanukkah is. In addition to presents and chocolate coins – the most popular choices – here are their responses.
It’s the food
Chaim Adler, 4: Eating latkes
Shaia Yardeni, 4: Eating latkes with my family and friends
Jadon Woldoff, 7: Eating
Jacob Martin, 4: Pizza
Hadassah Goldstein, 4: Jelly doughnuts
Matteo Duarte, 4: Getting candy!
It’s the lights
Judah Garcia, 4: Lighting the candles
Clara Friedman, 5: Seeing the candles
Charlie Robinson, 3: I like the lights.
Quintin Peterson, 10: The cool menorahs
Remington J. Stocker, 9: Lighting the menorah
Dylan Eytan, 4: The menorah
Jacob Sherman, 4: I like the menorah.
Smily Ogus, 4: I like to light the menorah.
It’s the spinning
Samuel Bagatell, 7: Spinning a dreidel
Brandon Smith, 4: Spinning dreidels
Bryson Ray, 4: I love to spin the dreidel.
It’s time with family, friends
Anya Shankar, 4: Spending time with my family
Shayna Weisman, 4: Getting together
Noah Hayes, 4: I like to hug my mommy and kiss her.
It’s more than one thing
Eliyahu Yankelewitz: Spinning the dreidel and eating doughnuts
Marissa Friedlander, 5: I like getting with family and getting and giving gifts.
Lani MacMillan, 10: I like being with family and playing dreidel.
Garrett Hauk, 5: Having a party with my family and getting new toys
Rachel Kamber, 11: Decorating/presents/food
Ella Zinman, 4: Presents and candles
Noah Ramos, 10: Presents, food and family
Rio Fillers, 4: I like the Torah and the presents.
Sam Sosnow, 4: The surprises
Gift hints for parents
Aviela Mason, 3: I like make-up and boots.
Joey Perez, 4: Opening cars and trucks on Hanukkah