An All Dads’ “Herschel & the Hanukkah Goblins”

Dec 5, 2012

Illustration by Trina Schart Hyman

We’re not sure how this came about, how the actors were roped into this, but the Weizmann Day School‘s production of Eric Kimmel’s Herschel and the Hanukkah Goblins will be an all male cast, all father’s of students. Go dads!

This story has become a Hanukkah favorite. Though it doesn’t talk about the original Hannukah story, it is a folktale about miracles, and struggling for and maintaining religious freedom. Herschel and the Hanukkah Goblins “speaks” about engaging one’s courage, utilizing one’s intelligence and wit, standing up for one’s religion and beliefs, and facing even the scariest of circumstances—and persevering—so that one’s religion can be practiced and traditions upheld.

The evening will also include a “festive” dinner, Menorah lighting, potato latkes, silent auction, and a family portrait booth.

Herschel and the Hanukkah Goblins
Saturday, Dec. 15th, 6:30 p.m.
Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center, Shaarei Torah Campus, 550 S. 2nd Ave., Arcadia
Tickets: Adult, $40; children, $20 ($50 & $25 respectively if bought at the door)
Email or call 626.797.0204



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