Joyce Schriebman launches Oy Santa!

Join us for a very special book launch of Joyce Schriebman's Oy, Santa!: Or, There's a Latke to Learn about Hanukkah



About the book:

Even though Santa knows some things--like Oliver's friend Ibrahim also doesn't celebrate Christmas--Oliver loses patience when Santa doesn't fully appreciate Hanukkah customs. Especially latkes! Helping people understand Jewish traditions is a never-ending job!

This book is for readers of all faiths and responds to the mistaken idea that Jewish children are somehow disadvantaged by not celebrating Christmas. Told through email correspondence, Oy, Santa! is a story about identity, perseverance, and the importance of sharing one's traditions in a kind way.


About the author:

Growing up in northern California, JOYCE SCHRIEBMAN was the only Jewish child in her class. But she was always eager to explain Jewish customs to her friends— especially Hanukkah! After years as a classroom teacher, Joyce pivoted to the nonproft world, where her curiosity about connections between Judaism and Islam led her to establish My Brother from Another Mother, a nonproft organization dedicated to religious understanding. Looking for creative ways to foster interfaith dialogue, Joyce began writing for children, guided by the adage “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” OY, SANTA! is Joyce’s first book. Joyce has three
adult children she’d befriend even if they weren’t related, and an ever-increasing number of grandchildren. She now resides in beautiful four-seasons Connecticut with her husband, Yehezkel Landau. You can reach her at www.

Event date: 
Saturday, July 6, 2024 - 6:15pm
Event address: 
178 Greenwood Avenue
Bethel, CT 06801
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ISBN: 9781951365226
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Published: Intergalactic Afikoman - October 1st, 2024