Hanukkah Around the World

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Take a trip to Italy, Uzbekistan, Tunisia, and beyond to see how Hanukkah is celebrated around the world. Join the torch relay in Modi’in, Israel; the Ladino concert in Istanbul, Turkey; and the candle lighting on the beach in Sydney, Australia. Try the delicious and unusual recipes for fried burmelos, latkes, and precipizi that recall the miracle of the little jug of oil in the Hanukkah story.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Social Studies
Copyright 2009
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2014-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF026110, JNF049110
Dewey 296.4'3509
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8.125 x 10.5
ATOS Reading Level 5.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 134813
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Glossary, Maps, Reviewed, and Table of contents

Author: Tami Lehman-Wilzig

Tami Lehman-Wilzig is an award-winning author of 14 picture books, including Keeping The Promise and Soosie, The Horse That Saved Shabbat. Born in America, she lives in Kfar Saba, Israel, with her husband, where she shares her love of stories with her grandchildren.

Illustrator: Vicki Wehrman



“From Sydney, Australia, to Samarkand, Uzbekistan, to Turin, Italy, Hanukkah Around the World is chock full of fantastic stories, recipes, and interesting facts about the diverse Chanukah traditions of Jewish communities all over the world. A few introductory pages about the holiday and its history and celebration help put the whole thing in context. This is the sort of book that becomes a tradition in itself, referred back to over and over again each year for its fascinating content.”—Noodlenuts

Kirkus Reviews

“Wehrman’s soft muted paintings, which sketch out maps, traditional dress and foods, add a further instructional element to the fictional prose.”
Kirkus Reviews

Library Media Connection

“This is another excellent addition to the holiday book collection by Lehman-Wilzig. Recommended.”
Library Media Connection

Publishers Weekly

“This tour of Hanukkah includes information on its historical significance and the ways in which it is celebrated in places like New York City, Turin, Sydney and Warsaw. After an introductory section about the history, terminology and customs associated with the holiday, the book features a story of a child living in each city.”
Publishers Weekly

We Are Teachers

“Travel all over the world with this fact-filled Hanukkah book.”―We Are Teachers