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Interactive Chanukah Story Time Program DIY.
Great for Hebrew School or a Community Virtual Celebration
All of the above is included for $25.
The slideshow can only be viewed online (wifi needed) and will be online this year only servicing virtual programming.
All files will be automatically emailed once payment is processed.
Available upon request: (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Just wanted to thank you again for this wonderful slideshow! I just did the storytime for our local library. you made it so easy for me to give such a professional presentation, filled with Toichen." L.L., CA
Is the slideshow narrated?
This slideshow is silent except for some background music on a few slides. The video is narrated. There is an audio available on this website. View products.
Should I read it or use the audio?
Reading the book is more personal.
Does the slideshow have text?
Yes! There is also one slideshow without text, labeled "No text" for those who wish to use their own words.
What are the three slideshow options?
All slideshows are good for all ages. The "Younger Children" slideshow had 9 extra slides with colored candles. It works well with (and without) the candle puppets. Use the "No Text" slides to tell the story in your own words or in a different language.
What age is the slideshow recommended for?
The slideshow images are good for children of all ages. The slideshow has transitions (images come on the slide by a click), and the candles are GIFs with music so there is movement that keeps it engaging. The text is good for ages 3+. If you prefer to use your own words, you can use the no text slideshow.
What age are the candle puppets for?
Recommended age is 2-6 years. The candles puppets make the story interactive and engaging. Toddlers enjoy using them but will need help to cut and tape. 4-6 year old enjoy creating them as well as using them.
How do I share the Candle puppets with my participants?
You can print them and give it out before the program. I recommend they make the puppets before the story time.
Is the story text appropriate for my group?
The text is was written for children with or without prior knowledge of the Chanukah story. The storyline is for children from all communities. If you prefer, there is a "no text" slideshow option. You can use this and tailor the program to your group.
How long does it take to read the story?
About 10 minutes. You control the length of each slide with a click so you can make it take shorter or longer by talking less or explaining more.
How do I receive the slideshow? Does the slideshow link expire?
The downloads links are automatically emailed when you make your purchase and can be downloaded right away. The slideshow access information is provided in one of the downloadable files. The slideshow is not downloadable. It is hosted on a website and will be up throughout the duration of Chanukah. If you purchased it last year, you will need to purchase again and receive a new password to gain access.
How do I gain access to the slideshow?
The link and password can be found in the download named Slideshow Link. The website link and login is to be used only by individuals who purchased the slideshow or those within an organization or school that purchased the slideshow.
What can I do at my program in addition to the story?
While it is great on it's own, here are some ideas to enhance the program:
As a mom and teacher in the field of Jewish education, I always looked for a good book that tells the story of Chanukah. The children absolutely love this holiday and I wanted to combine the fun aspects of it along with the history and meaning behind it. I could not find one, so I wrote and published If the Candles Could Speak. After much time, effort and thought this is truly a product I am confident readers will benefit from. The best part of creating this book is hearing how others have enjoyed the book. How it has helped them educate our youth. How our history can be exciting, hand-on, and relevant. The feedback has encouraged me to create additional books, with the author Shoshana Lepon, telling the story of our holidays.
This Chanukah book is the Best Chanukah book I have ever read! It tells the story in such a clear and meaningful way for both children and adults. The illustration is magnificent and truly brings the story to life in an incredible way. My favorite part is how the author ends the book, bringing the message of Chanukah to us today.
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Gorgeous...My teachers were blown away by your book!
My kids loved it! And I used it with Hebrew School kids, and at a senior home visit. Was great!