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Hanukah Family Day

18 December, 2022 @ 11.00 am - 4.30 pm

Join us at Jewish Museum London on Sunday 18 December, 11am-4.30pm, as we team up for a special Hanukah Family Day with doughnut-making, dreidel-spinning, Hanukah Lamp-lighting, Museum tours – and a series of author events for adults and children.


In the auditorium: a series of 30-minute events for children (and their grown-ups!)


12pm – Football Fun: Ivor Baddiel

Have you heard about the team that won without scoring a goal? Or the women who showed the world that the game is truly for everyone? 50 Times Football Changed The World is full of awe-inspiring, heart-warming stories about the beautiful game. On the day his co-author Gary Lineker presents the World Cup Final, join comedy writer & Britain’s Smartest Kid author Ivor Baddiel for a very funny half-hour! Perfect for ages 8+

1pm – The Marvellous Doctors for Magical Creatures: Jodie Lancet-Grant

From mermaids with measles to dragons with broken wings, Ava’s doctor dads help all kinds of creatures. But while the other unicorns love sunshine and sparkles, Glitterbug prefers mud and moody skies; can Ava help solve the mystery? Her first picture book The Pirate Mums was this year’s Comic Relief CBeebies Bedtime Story; join Jodie Lancet-Grant for an interactive event celebrating kindness and being true to yourself. Perfect for ages 3+

2pm – Einstein the Penguin: Iona Rangely

A onetime resident of London Zoo, get ready to welcome the unforgettable Einstein the Penguin into your home! The fantastically funny first book was featured in the Times Best Books for Children 2021; now Iona Rangeley reads Einstein stories as well as extracts from books she wrote as a 5-year-old a fun penguin quiz! Perfect for ages 7+

3pm – The Young Survivors: Debra Barnes

“The book is dedicated to my mother who managed to live a full and happy life despite the horrors of the Holocaust.” So Debra Barnes of the Association of Jewish Refugees explains the inspiration for her acclaimed YA novel. She gives an interactive, illustrated talk on both this heart-breaking yet uplifting book and her extensive research into her mother’s wartime story from occupied France. Perfect for ages 12+


Three special short talks for adults (and older children!)

12.05 Explore an Object

The Jewish Museum London Head of Strategy Tali Krikler reveals the story behind one of the many unique items on display.


1.05pm The invention of the Hanukah miracle…and why Jews don’t have miracles anymore 

We all love the Maccabees. But are they the same as the Hasmoneans? And why did the Rabbis hate them? And that business about that oil lasting for 8 days – did it really happen? Find out with educator Adam Taub.

In the Community Learning Kitchen

11.15am and 2.30pm Doughnut Baking

Join us in the Community Learning Kitchen to bake your own delicious doughnuts.

In the Museum Galleries

1pm: Museum Highlights Tour

Explore the highlights of the Jewish Museum London’s designated collection. Look at objects that celebrate British Jewish History and the diversity of Judaism in Britain today.

Events have limited capacity and will be first-come first-served

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18 December, 2022
11.00 am - 4.30 pm
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