Join PJ Library and the David C. Isenberg Early Family Childhood Center for an in-person storytelling of Hello, Hanukkah! featuring special guest and Jewish Book Council author Susan Novich along with Badger, the story’s main character! Then enjoy songs, activities, and a take-home craft.
Hello, Hanukkah! with guest author Susan Novich
November 30, 2021 at 4:00pm (no cost to attend)
In-person at the Dwares JCC* (401 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence)
In Hello, Hanukkah!, a charming badger and spirited hoopoe (the national bird of Israel) team up to introduce young children to the rituals and traditions of Hanukkah. As Badger spins dreidels, noshes on gelt, and reads about the Maccabees, his friend Hoopoe is on hand to join in the celebration. Songs are sung, latkes are fried, sufganiyot are filled, and the menorah is lit with the shamash candle. Young listeners and early readers alike will become familiarized with the concepts of color and counting layered throughout the book as each night, Badger chooses different colored candles to count and place in the menorah. On the last night of Hanukkah, Hoopoe and Badger are joined by the rest of Badger’s family, and together they chant the blessing over the candles.
About the author: Susan Simons Novich is an author/ illustrator who finds inspiration in the tiny scraps of paper that other people would likely throw away. The mother of three grown children, she has a B.A. from Simmons College and a certificate in Children’s Book Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. Susan’s cut-paper art has been exhibited across the eastern seaboard.
Questions? Contact Lyndsey Ursillo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is made possible by a partnership with the Jewish Book Council.
*Please note: Proof of vaccination and face masks required for all in-person events.