How to celebrate Hanukah?? ?
I’m not Jewish, but I have a coworker who is. I noticed everyone here celebrated christmas at work, but I want to do something for my coworker
I’ll only see her on the first day of it, so what is an acceptable gift?? Food? Money? A funny card?
Sorry if this is an obvious question, I just don’t want to hurt her feelings
- 4 weeks agoFavorite Answer
If you're worried about doing something wrong or being guilty of a fopaux...or doing something harmless but very awkward...or whatever here's something you can do:
If you're not Jewish then you're not expected to even care when Hanukkah is, so if you look up the date when it begins and wish a Jewish person Happy Hanukkah it shows you care about them. They'll know you're not Jewish and had to look it up. It's a way to say "Hey, I care about ya, I just don't want to get your traditions wrong and offend...because I care about you." Or you could get them a card or something. But if you're really 100% unsure...without researching it to deeply...saying happy Hanukkah and/or giving a card says a lot in and of itself. I'm Jewish, so I know. A lot of Jewish people will be surprised (in a good way) that you even know the dates of the holiday...you now, would brighten their day.
Sure, doing more says more, but only if you get it right and don't assume that all Jews give or get pen/pencil sets or khaki slacks or whatever, and don't by someone a dreidel unless they ask for it. Jews should know the customs surrounding these and when it's appropriate to do them. Unless you get it 100% right, you might offend someone.
- RichardLv 74 weeks ago
Send her the same type of gift you would give to a Christian, atheist, Hindu, or Muslim.
- STEVEN FLv 74 weeks ago
Tell the Jewish co-worker you are interested in learning about Hanukah and ask if she is willing to teach you about it.
Note: That alone is probably the BEST gift you can give her.
- JerryLv 64 weeks ago
Get her a card, or a gift for Hanukah
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- Anonymous4 weeks ago
You should celebrate by getting a Hanukkah Candle.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Since you posted this in the Military section, I'd recommend an enlistment contract.
- 4 weeks ago
A card or just a verbal wish for a happy Hanukkah. It isn’t that big a holiday in the Jewish faith.
- MarkLv 74 weeks ago
You have already celebrated Christmas in the middle of November? Interesting office you must work in.
A card would be nice.
- SatanLv 74 weeks ago
Send her a Hanukah card
- heleneLv 74 weeks ago
A card is fine.