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Hanukkah Storytime + Sing-Along

The Stroum Jewish Community Center’s Hanukkah In Your Neighborhood included a Hanukkah Storytime + Sing-Along live from the J’s stage in Mercer Island. We gathered on the morning of Sunday, Dec. 11 for an interactive Hanukkah storytime with two Sephardic children’s authors (one local, one world-renowned) as they shared their Jewish Cuban family stories.

Julie Anna Blank (“Hanukkah in Little Havana”) was live at the J, reading from her book and playing her ukulele. Ruth Behar (“Tía Fortuna’s New Home: A Jewish Cuban Journey”) also read her beautifully illustrated book for us. We sang Hanukkah songs together, including Ladino/Sephardic favorite “Ocho Kandelikas.”

Enjoy the photos from this special morning >>