Hanukkah starts at sundown on Sunday, November 28th and ends in the evening of Monday, December 6th.
Hanukkah Lights 2021
(Sunday, November 28th @ 3pm / Monday, November 29th @ 9am)
A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights features Hanukkah stories. Read by hosts Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz. Our Hannukah Lights hosts looked back into the show's 30 year archive and picked their favorite stories: "Hanukkah Gelt" by Sholem Aleichem, "Gifts of the Last Night" by Rebecca Goldstein, "How To Spell The Name Of G-d" by Ellen Orleans, "Of Love and Latkes" by Lia Pripstein, and "Erev Christmas" by Clement Clarke Moore, translated by Marie Jaffe.
Hanukkah in Story and Song
(Sunday, November 28th @ 4pm / Monday, November 29th @ 10am)
Narrated by Leonard Nimoy and sung by the acclaimed vocal sextet The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble, "Hanukkah in Story and Song" is a unique holiday program created especially for public radio listeners. This delightfully engaging program presents 25 eclectic selections, from the Ladino songs of the Spanish Jews and Yiddish melodies of Eastern Europe to modern Israeli tunes and the ensemble's original version of "I Have a Little Dreydle."