If you're looking for something to help people who are not Jewish understand Chanuka, here is a 13-minute TV interview I did this month for Londonderry's public access cable TV program "Londonderry Heart, Home, and Soul" with host Mark Oswald.
Jewish dedication for the sixth candle: The Young Judaea Zionism movement's "Year Course" has been for a long time one of the very best programs in Jewish education. Young people go for the gap year between high school and college. The program combines study, volunteer work, travel, communal living, and leadership development. In recent years the Year Course has developed special tracks in everything from arts to medicine to yeshiva study. Year Course alums are leaders in Jewish life in all kinds of organizations (they turn up as U.S. Supreme Court clerks as well!). Here's to quality Jewish programming worth supporting, or investigating if you are in high school or have a child who is.