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.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2009
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2009-08-01
BISACS JNF049110, JNF026110
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



“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

Author: Tami Lehman-Wilzig

Born in the United States, Tami Lehman-Wilzig now lives in Israel. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and an M.A. in Communications from Boston University. She is one of Israel's leading English language copywriters. Her children's books include Tasty Bible Stories, Keeping the Promise, Passover Around the World, Hanukkah Around the World and Zvuvi’s Israel. She lives in Kfar Saba, Israel.

Illustrator: Vicki Wehrman