Top 5 Best Hanukkah Apps for iPhone & Android

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Hanukkah begins on December 16. Here are some great apps and games to get you in the spirit of the holiday. Whether you’re looking to refresh your Hebrew or spin a virtual driedel, these apps are definitely worth checking out. Read on to see which apps made our list.

1. Hanukkah Dreidel- The Free Jewish Holiday Game


This cute app lets you play the classic dreidel game against the computer, or against a player nearby. As you play, you collect gelt, just like in the real world version of the game. There are descriptions of what each side of the dreidel represents, in case you need a refresher about the rules of the game as you play. The music is a bit forgettable, but this is a fun digital version of the game that you can play on your phone. If somebody forgets to bring a real driedel this year, you can bust out this app and save the day.

Get it here for iPhone.

2. Twas the Night Before Hanukkah


This app, produced by the Idelsohn Society for Musical Preservation, is a companion to the 2012 album “Twas the Night Before Hanukkah: The Musical Battle Between Christmas and the Festival of Lights.” If you are passionate about Jewish music, holiday songs, and seasonal fun, this is a must-have app.

Get it here for iPhone.

Get it here for Android.

3. Chanukah Guide – Jewish Holiday Season App

say the blessings

If you’re looking for a good, all-round Hanukkah app, this is a great option. This app can help you correctly pronounce the Hebrew blessings for Hanukkah. In addition, the app will teach you how to play dreidel, and how to properly light the menorah.

Get it here for iPhone.

4. Match 8 Hanukkah Game


Looking for a simple Hanukkah game to play on your phone that doesn’t involve a dreidel? This candle-lighting game is a fun option.

Get it here for iPhone.

Get it here for Android.

5. Nemo Hebrew


Feeling like your Hebrew vocab is a little rusty? Want to make your accent sound more authentic? This app can help you speak Hebrew with confidence. All audio is downloaded to the device and accessible even in airplane mode. Whether you have studied Hebrew in the past, or have never even spoken the word “Shalom” out loud, this app can help you prepare to speak conversational Hebrew with your family.

Get it here for iPhone.

Get it here for Android.

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