Each year, the JCC presents a series of authors and speakers with the mission to educate, enlighten, and enrich the community. These events are made possible by our partnership with the Jewish Book Council.JCC Author & Speaker Series
Books may be purchased directly from the Twig Book Shop in the Pearl.


Erica S. Perl: The Ninth Night of Hanukkah

Monday November 30th | 5:00pm
This event is free.

A night of Hands on Hanukkah
Join our Youth Team as they take you through Hanukkah nights One through Eight. We will then be joined by Erica S. Perl as she tells us about her exciting new book: The Ninth Night of Hanukkah!

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
This book is not only a heartwarming and fun story, it's also an invitation to join in a beautiful new Hanukkah tradition.

Erica S. Perl is the author of many books for children, including All Three Stooges (the 2018 National Jewish Book Award winner, and a Sydney Taylor Honor), When Life Gives You OJ (Sydney Taylor Notable), and Goatilocks and the Three Bears. She lives in Washington, DC, with her family. Learn more about her on Twitter @ericaperl or at ericaperl.com.
Shahar Kober is a freelance illustrator and art director who lives in Israel. He graduated from Shenkar College of Design in 2005. He illustrates children's books, and contributes illustrations to newspapers, magazines, websites, and animation projects. You can find him at skober.com.

To purchase a copy of the book and support your local book store please visit The Twig

 The JCC's Author & Speaker series is presented through membership to the Jewish Book Council. The Twig Book Shop is the official book vendor for the 2020-21 season.

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