8 ways to add a little tech to your Hanukkah celebration


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There are still several nights of Hanukkah left to celebrate.with loved ones as you light nightly candles on the menorah. Consider adding some of these smartphone apps to help you add some joy, education, art and amazement to your family’s free time, all while making Hanukkah high-tech.

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1. Menorah – Spread the Chanukah Light

Light up the holiday with the aid of an app. Menorah – Spread the Chanukah Light can remind you how many candles to light and in which order. The app can also play songs and prayers in both Hebrew and English, making Menorah – Spread the Chanukah Light a true meld of tradition and touch screen.


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2. iGevalt – AR Dreidel

Spinning dreidels is a Hanukkah tradition that kids have enjoyed for generations. Since today’s youths are all about high-tech fun, iGevalt is the perfect modern holiday game. This AR app lets you spin your phone as you would a real dreidel. You find out what you “land on” on the screen.

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3. Hanukkah Smiles

Share Hanukkah-themed text stickers with friends and loved ones this season via Hanukkah Smiles. From menorahs to dreidels and snowflakes to stars, these virtual presents are festive and fun. “Happy Hanukkah” and glittering gel notes are now text-able, so sending a smile takes only a second.

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4. All in One Hanukkah

Use the All in One Hannukah app to teach children about Jewish traditions with games, trivia and songs. This all-inclusive app also comes with karaoke renditions of traditional tunes.

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5. Hanukkah Sunrise Sunset

This app adds a Menorah and a colorful, wintery sky to your phone. Users can tap their screens to hear seasonal sounds and to watch snow blow by.

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6. 250 Jewish Recipes

Food always goes hand-in-hand with Hanukkah. With 250 Jewish Recipes, making something special for the family is just a tap away. These recipes are easy to follow, easier to eat and range from appetizers to desserts. Users can also save their favorites, making them easy to find and make in their own kitchens. Be sure to tap the Hanukkah tab for seasonal treats.

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7. Shalomoji – Jewish Emojis

Make your Hanukkah texts even more timely with Shalomoji. These festive emojis help celebrate the holiday, but can be used year-round to add Jewish flair to your back-and-forths. From menorahs to Yiddish sayings, these emojis are extra special come Hanukkah.

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8. Hanukkah Coloring Book

Kids and adults alike can enjoy coloring on a tablet. The Hanukkah Coloring Book is filled with more than 25 pictures of Hanukkah presents, menorahs, latkes and more. Users can fill these images out with bright colors before sharing them with friends or even putting them into a camera roll.

This article originally appeared on GearBrain and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

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