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Little gifts that make a big difference

Naomi Nakam on how you can buy Chanukah treats for loved ones while helping good causes

Naomi is a freelance features writer


Jami has come up with the Chanukah Celebration Box to spread some joy and to support anyone affected by the pandemic, as well as raising awareness of mental health.

Available in three prices – £10 (children/young professionals), £25 (regular) and £35 (family) – the boxes contain doughnuts, mini bagels, chocolate coins, chocolate-covered strawberries, candles and a hot drink voucher for the Head Room Café.

Jami staff and volunteers will hand deliver the boxes around north-west London and are happy to stop for a friendly chat. Each box also contains eight well-being tips, one for each night of Chanukah. 

Shaare Zedek UK

Shaare Zedek UK is sending care packages to staff at the charity’s medical centre in Jerusalem where, in recent weeks, more than 200 employees have needed to isolate at one time owing to the pandemic. In return for sponsoring a care package, priced at £35, donors will receive a children’s pack of Chanukah goodies, including a menorah, candles, glowstick dreidels and arts and crafts



Kisharon, which supports adults and children with complex and profound learning disabilities, is selling Chanukah gift packs put together by Kisharon College student.

The £7.50 Family Chanukah Gift Pack and the £10 Children’s Chanukah Bumper Gift Pack contain a box of colourful candles that can be personalised with a message, as well as a wipe-clean gloss laminated card with the Chanukah candle lighting blessings and songs.

The children’s pack includes Kisharon’s dreidel challenge game, along with dreidels, chocolate coins and Jelly Belly sweets and a craft set for your child to create their own wooden menorah.  


Camp Simcha,

Camp Simcha, which supports seriously ill children and their families, has opened an online gift shop for Chanukah.

Offering a range of fun and low cost Chanukah arts and crafts kits, the charity has pledged that for every gift purchased, one will be donated to a Camp Simcha family.

The charity is also offering virtual gift certificates for anyone wanting to make a donation in honour of a loved one.


Jewish Child’s Day

Jewish Child’s Day has opened its traditional Chanukah Toy Shop online. During Chanukah in December 1947, Jewish children in the UK raised £14,000 to help displaced children from Europe.

Since then, Jewish Child’s Day’s motto, in all challenging times, has been ‘that by doing at least one good thing each day, you can make it a good day for you and many others’.

Anyone who purchases a toy, priced between £7.50 and £100, for a child
supported by the charity, will receive a little gift and certificate from Jewish Child’s Day.


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