Hello, Hanukkah! 

Join PJ Library and the David C. Isenberg Early Family Childhood Center for an in-person story telling 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. 

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Questions? Contact Lyndsey Ursillo at lursillo@jewishallianceri.org.


This event is made possible by a partnership with the Jewish Book Council.




*Please note: Proof of vaccination and face masks will be required for all in-person events.

Hello, Hanukkah! 

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