Holidays / Hanukkah / Hanukkah Songs

Keep Burning On

-Performed by the Frontline Choir, Music and Lyrics by Drew Brody, Music Direction: Andrew Sotomayor

From the Brave Hearts for Broadway Holidays from the Heart concert, originally aired December 16th.


First line: Keep burning on. Last Line: I can see your light from here.

Friday Night

-Lyrics by Adam Sank

Singing this Shabbat song on Friday night during Hanukkah adds to the joy of the holiday! Sing this funny song to the tune of Billy Joel’s “Piano Man.”

First line: It’s 5 o’clock on a Friday night, the work week has come to an end. Last line: We’re together and making new memories, and our blessings, we’re counting a lot!…

Rock Of Ages/Ma'oz Tzur

-Author Unknown

First line: Rock of Ages let our song praise they saving power. Last line: And thy word broke their sword when their own strength failed us…

Dreidel Song

-Samuel S. Grossman and Samuel E. Goldfarb

Like Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, this is an old favorite from every second grade holiday concert. Ever.

First line: I have a little dreidel. Last line: Then, dreidel I will play…

The Latke Song

-Debbie Friedman

Debbie Friedman, of blessed memory, wrote a lot of poignant songs. This isn’t one of them. This is a silly song that once gets stuck in your head, won’t get out. Consider yourself warned.

First line: I am so mixed up that I cannot tell you, I’m sitting in this blender turning brown. Last line: And I am waiting for Hanukkah to come…

The Hanukkah Song

-Adam Sandler

Funnyman Adam Sandler. Love this song!

First line: Okay, This is a song that uhh, There’s a lot of Christmas songs out there and uhh, Not too many Hanukkah songs, So uhh, I wrote a song for all those nice little Jewish kids who don’t get to hear any Hanukkah songs, Here we go! Last line: Happy Hanukkah!…

Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah

-Yiddush version by Mordkhe Rivesman, English translation by E. Guthmann

First line: Hanukkah, Oh, Hanukkah, Come light the menorah. Last line: One for each night, they shed a sweet light to remind us of days long ago…

Light One Candle

-Peter Yarrow

This is Peter, from Peter, Paul and Mary. Sweet campy song.

First line: Light one candle for the Maccabee children. Give thanks that their light didn’t die. Last line: Let it shine through our love and our tears…

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