Calling Young Storytellers!

Story Pirates Here’s a fun opportunity to participate in this year’s annual Hanukkah family festival at the Skirball (just six weeks away!):

Does a child in your life have a great Hanukkah tale to tell? The Skirball is now accepting submissions of Hanukkah stories written by young people, ages 5-12. Selected stories will be adapted and performed by interactive storytelling and puppet troupe Story Pirates at the Skirball’s Americana Hanukkah family festival on Sunday, December 2. The story can be any length and about anything Hanukkah-related… though we encourage stories that connect with the values of freedom, justice, and equality that this Jewish holiday celebrates. Each story just needs to be imaginative and in the child’s own words (no grown-up edits, please!). If your child’s story is selected for performance, we’ll contact you to make sure you’ll be there to hear your story brought to life on stage!

Deadline for submissions: Friday, November 12. E-mail your child’s name, age, hometown, and story to

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About Sheri Bernstein

Sheri Bernstein is Vice President and Director of Education at the Skirball, where she oversees all programs for school, teacher, and family audiences and the daily workings of Noah’s Ark at the Skirball. She grew up in San Diego, though because of her pale complexion (which earned her the unfortunate childhood nickname of Ghost), people always figured she was a New Yorker. An only child herself, Sheri is the mother of an only child, whom she and her husband, Peter, are trying to rear. An art historian by training, Sheri often pinches herself that she lucked into her amazing job at the Skirball, where she manages a ridiculously great team of educators and has not had one boring workday in eleven years here.

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