Resource Category: Hanukkah

On Hanukkah and the season of giving, it can be easy to forget to give to yourself this time of year. That’s why we have created these Hanukkah Resources and our Mental Health Menorah or “Hanukkiah” to help you stay grounded and healthy, build resilience, and avoid burnout this holiday season.

The proper response, as Hanukkah teaches, is not to curse the darkness but to light a candle. — Irving Greenberg

Hanukkah occurs at the darkest point of the year. The seasons are changing, the air is cold, the days are short and the nights are long. These are times when we need light most, and that is why we are tasked with bringing that hope in the form of light into our homes. Bring some light into your home with our new Hanukkah guided meditation.
A handy, beautifully designed downloadable card with the text of the Menorah blessings in hebrew and english, along with a short message of mental health to ponder as you light.
Hanukkah, the holiday of lights, is one of the warmest times of the year, meant to be spent immersed in the love of friends and family. But for many caregivers, preparation for this holiday and all of its material expectations can become overwhelming and stressful. Whether they’re parents, teachers or healthcare providers, they can feel overextended to a dangerous degree. This feeling is only exacerbated by the fact that so many of us are culturally inclined to not see our own well-being and ability to function as a priority. Rather, the modern individual is pressured to “achieve” and “hustle,” leaving very little room for rest. This perspective is disastrous to our mental health and inevitably leads to burnout.