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Virtual SJCC: Book Fest in Your Living Room for Families – Hanukkah Storytime + Songs w/PJ Library

December 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Virtual Event
Virtual SJCC: PJ Library Hanukkah Storytime

Virtual Hanukkah Storytime + Music
Book Readers: Erica Perl, “The Ninth Night of Hanukkah” & Laura Gehl, “Happy Llamakkah!”
Music: Shoshana Stombaugh of Bim Bam Baby!

Families with kids ages 2-6, please join the SJCC, Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, and PJ Library for stories and songs and a special, virtual Hanukkah celebration! This festive event features book readings by PJ Library authors Erica Perl (“The Ninth Night of Hanukkah”) and Laura Gehl (“Happy Llamakkah!”), and a Hanukkah sing-a-long with Shoshana Stombaugh of Bim Bam Baby! Both books make great presents for young readers!

FREE (virtual ticket only) or book bundles (includes shipping):
$20 for “Happy Llamakkah” book
$23 for “The Ninth Night of Hanukkah” book
Save! $42 for both books
NOTE: Ticket sales end Sun, Dec 13, at 9 am
Zoom link sent one hour before the event

About the Books (ages 2-6+):
“The Ninth Night of Hanukkah” is a heart­warm­ing pic­ture book with a fresh twist on a Hanukkah cel­e­bra­tion: cel­e­brat­ing a ninth night with new neigh­bors and friends! It’s Hanukkah, and Max and Rachel are excit­ed to light the meno­rah in their fam­i­ly’s new apart­ment. But, unfor­tu­nate­ly, their Hanukkah box is miss­ing. So now they have no meno­rah, can­dles, drei­dels, or, well, any­thing! Luck­i­ly, their neigh­bors are hap­py to help, offer­ing thought­ful and often humor­ous stand-in items each night. And then, just as Hanukkah is about to end, Max and Rachel, inspired by the shamash (“helper”) can­dle, have a bril­liant idea: they’re going to cel­e­brate the ninth night of Hanukkah as a way to say thanks to every­one who’s helped them!

“Happy Llamakkah” fol­lows the Lla­ma fam­i­ly’s Hanukkah tra­di­tions as they light their meno­rah, spin the drei­del, fry latkes, and more. Lau­ra Gehl’s live­ly rhyming text and Lydia Nichol­s’s vibrant illus­tra­tions make for a joy­ful read-aloud. The book also fea­tures kid-friend­ly back mat­ter, with expand­ed infor­ma­tion on the hol­i­day’s his­to­ry and traditions.

About the Authors + Guests:
Lau­ra Gehl is the award-win­ning author of near­ly twen­ty books for young read­ers, includ­ing “Koala Chal­lah,” “And Then Anoth­er Sheep Turned Up,” and “Hare and Tor­toise Race Across Israel” (all PJ Library selec­tions). Lau­ra’s high­ly inter­ac­tive pre­sen­ta­tions draw on her back­ground in the­ater and are fun for all ages.

Eri­ca S. Perl is well-known for writ­ing books for young read­ers, includ­ing “Chick­en Butt!,” “Goat­ilocks and the Three Bears,” and “Fero­cious Fluffi­ty.” She has received the Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award, the Syd­ney Tay­lor Sil­ver Medal, and a Syd­ney Tay­lor Notable. Eri­ca is a crowd-pleas­ing pre­sen­ter at schools, libraries, and com­mu­ni­ty events and lives in Wash­ing­ton, DC, with her family.

Shoshana Stombaugh is the song leader/storyteller for PJ Library’s BimBam Baby! program; building a Shabbat community for tots and their families.   

In partnership with the Jewish Book Council, Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, and PJ Library.
Book sales partner: Island Books

Questions? Contact BoxOffice@sjcc.org.