Community Event: The Ninth Night of Hanukkah

The Ninth Night of Hanukkah – A special family Zoom program with author Erica Perl presented by the Jewish Community Alliance (JCA) of Southern Maine.

Sunday, December 6th at 4:00 PM EST

Advanced registration required by Friday 12/4 at 12 noon at

Free. Suggested donations of $10/household gratefully accepted.

The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants on Friday afternoon 12/4.

Join author Erica Perl for a reading and discussion of her 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!

The JCA is a member of the Jewish Book Council network.

Event date: 
Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
The Ninth Night of Hanukkah Cover Image
By Erica S. Perl, Shahar Kober (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781454940883
Availability: Not in stock, usually ships to store in 1-5 Days
Published: Sterling Children's Books - September 15th, 2020