November - Hanukkah Books
Latkes, gelt, and eight nights of presents! The Jewish holiday Hanukkah literally lights up the home. The eight-day, 2,000-year-old holiday, also called the Festival of Lights, celebrates God’s glory, an ancient victory of the Jews over their enemies, and the freedom Jews enjoy today. It is a mainstay on the winter calendar. Begin by inspiring your students with the Hanukkah spirit by sharing its traditions and history with your class through these books. From learning about family traditions like making applesauce and latkes to discovering the rich history behind this important holiday, these books will begin to teach your class all about Hanukkah.