Chanukah 2026 / חֲנוּכָּה 5787

Chanukah (Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication) for Hebrew Year 5787 begins at sundown on and ends at nightfall on .

Hanukkah (Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה, usually spelled חנוכה pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew, also romanized as Chanukah or Chanuka), also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar.

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Dates for Chanukah

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Dates
Chanukah 2023 25 Kislev - 3 Tevet 5784
Chanukah 2024 25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5785
Chanukah 2025 25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5786
Chanukah 2026 25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5787
Chanukah 2027 25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5788
Chanukah 2028 25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5789
Chanukah 2029 25 Kislev - 3 Tevet 5790
Chanukah 2030 25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5791
Chanukah 2031 25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5792
Chanukah 2032 25 Kislev - 3 Tevet 5793

Tanakh

Chanukah (Day 1) / חֲנוּכָּה: ב׳ נֵרוֹת

Torah Portion: Genesis 37:1-40:23

Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14-4:7

Chanukah (Day 2) / חֲנוּכָּה: ג׳ נֵרוֹת

Torah Portion: Numbers 7:18-7:29

Chanukah (Day 3) / חֲנוּכָּה: ד׳ נֵרוֹת

Torah Portion: Numbers 7:24-7:35

Chanukah (Day 4) / חֲנוּכָּה: ה׳ נֵרוֹת

Torah Portion: Numbers 7:30-7:41

Chanukah (Day 5) / חֲנוּכָּה: ו׳ נֵרוֹת

Torah Portion: Numbers 7:36-7:47

Chanukah (Day 6) / חֲנוּכָּה: ז׳ נֵרוֹת

Torah Portion: Numbers 28:1-28:15; 7:42-7:47

Chanukah (Day 7 on Rosh Chodesh) / חֲנוּכָּה: ח׳ נֵרוֹת

Torah Portion: Numbers 28:1-28:15; 7:48-7:53

Chanukah (Day 8) / חֲנוּכָּה: יוֹם ח׳

Torah Portion: Genesis 41:1-44:17

Haftarah: I Kings 7:40-50

References

The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary (paid link)
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
Sefaria Tanakh
Sefaria.org
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures (paid link)
Jewish Publication Society
"Hanukkah" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
Wikimedia Foundation Inc.
Books (paid links)
All About Hanukkah

All About Hanukkah
by Madeline Wikler and Judyth Groner

A Different Light: The Big Book of Hanukkah

A Different Light
by Noam Zion and Barbara Spectre