Shield of the Maccabees
Congregational School: Pre-Hanukkah Shabbat
Sat / Nov 20 / 11:00 am
Eric Kimmel and Dov Smiley
In preparation for Hanukkah, author Eric Kimmel (Herschel and the Hanukkah Goblins, The Hanukkah Bear) and PAS teacher Dov Smiley will join our Shabbat program to go over their new Hanukkah story, Shield of the Maccabees. It is the first-ever graphic novel for Hanukkah, and to celebrate, Kimmel and Smiley will talk about the book and its themes, help students learn how to craft their own Jewish stories, and answer questions. They will also share images from the story, along with exclusive insights into creative decisions they made to bring this story to life (including some specific details that Smiley put in the book to celebrate his PAS students).
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Eric A. Kimmel is one of the most beloved and prolific writers of books for Jewish children, including the classics Hanukkah Bear and the 1990 Caldecott Honor Book Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins. He is the winner of five National Jewish Book Awards, as well as the Association of Jewish Libraries’ Sydney Taylor Award for Lifetime Achievement. Shield of the Maccabees, co-created with Dov Smiley, is his first graphic novel.
Kimmel and his wife Doris live in Portland, Oregon.