The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg sent a video message wishing the community a happy Chanucah.
He described the festival as "a moment to reflect on the timeless importance of tolerance and religious freedom."
David Cameron has wished the Jewish community “a happy and peaceful Chanucah.”
The Prime Minister said: "I want to pass on my very best wishes to the Jewish community here and around the world.
"I wish you and your families a Chanucah sameach.”
He called the story of Chanucah “an inspiring message of the power of hope to sustain people through the toughest of times” and said it was a reminder of “the strength that we can find when we come together and focus on building a brighter future.”