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PJ Library teams with Scoundrel & Scamp theatre for ‘Herschel and the Hanukkah Goblins’ livestream event

PJ Library and The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre will present a special livestream showing of the play “Herschel and the Hanukkah Goblins,” based on the book by PJ Library author Eric A. Kimmel, on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. The event will include a live conversation with Kimmel, playwright Shari Aronson, and the cast.

The play follows the adventures of a weary traveler named Hershel of Ostropol as he approaches a village where he finds not a single candle lit and townspeople cowering in fear. A band of frightful goblins has taken over the synagogue and have driven the townspeople away. Using wits alone, this clever trickster must face fearsome opponents over the course of the next eight nights. Can Hershel vanquish the shadows and bring the community together again?

Tickets for streaming access are $11; special price of $6 for PJ Library members. Click here for more information and tickets. PJ members may contact Mary Ellen Loebl for the promo code at The play is best suited for audience members age 5 and up.

PJ Library’s aim is to encourage Jewish families with small children to explore Jewish literature. Each month, PJ Library sends an age appropriate Jewish content book or CD  to enrolled children between the ages of 6 months to 8 years. PJ Library of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona is sponsored by the Coalition for Jewish Education, with generous support from the Einstein-Sim family, the Loebl family, the Margolis family, the Rosenzweig Family, and the Sharpe family in partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.