Annual Hanukkah celebration includes Epstein choir, author

Children take part in a ‘Guess the Gelt’ game during the 2014 Hanukkah Celebration at Schnucks Ladue Crossing shopping center. This year’s event takes place Dec. 2.

Hanukkah storytelling, hands-on projects for children, and a singing presentation will be featured at the 22nd annual Hanukkah Celebration to be held from 6 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Schnucks Ladue Crossing shopping center, located at I-170 at Ladue Road. The event will take place at the Barnes & Noble Booksellers.

The Hanukkah celebration will feature a special reading of the new book “Maggie The Magnifying Glass” by one of the authors, Jessica Yaira Gordon, who is also the curriculum coordinator of the H.F. Epstein Hebrew Academy. The book is geared for children ages 2-6 and teaches them about S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Additional readings for children will take place and there will be project-based activities for young children and elementary school students incorporating 21st century and STEM education. The Epstein choir, led by Rabbi Dan Morris, will perform Hanukkah songs. 

All children will receive a free gift of traditional Hanukkah chocolate “gelt” (gold coins). Hanukkah begins the evening of Dec. 6. 

The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the merchants at Schnucks Ladue Crossing and is hosted by The DESCO Group.

For more information about the event, call Solomon/Turner at 314-205-0800.

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