Greenburgh Hebrew Center to Host Book Fair and Gift Sale

Published: Friday, November 13, 2009 7:00 am By: Betty Krulik

The Greenburgh Hebrew Center will host its annual Book Fair and Holiday Gift Sale on Sunday, December 6th from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm. 

The fair will feature a unique and broad selection of secular and Judaic books for all ages.  Main Street Books of White Plains, serving Westchester for 30 years, will provide the book selection. The selection includes hardcover and softcover books.  The Sisterhood of GHC will be selling Hanukkah and Judaic giftware, including the newest game, No Limit Texas Dreidel.  Renowned children's musical entertainer Zev will entertain the children for free beginning at 10:00 am.

The author Amalia Hoffman* will give a talk at the Fair on The Klezmer Bunch*, at 11:00 am. Her book will be available for purchase. This fun, illustrated book is an ideal gift for kids of all ages.

Food and beverages are available at the Bagel Café.  9:00 am - 1:30 pm.  Cash or check only.  Greenburgh Hebrew Center, 515 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry.  (914) 693-4260.

Amalia Hoffman grew up in Jerusalem.  Since she was a child she has been drawing, painting, sculpting and cutting paper constructions. After graduating form Pratt Institute and NYU, she began showing her artwork in galleries and museums. She believes that writing and illustrating children's books is a window into a child's fantasy and imagination.

"The Klezmer Bunch is a spirited and engaging story...The illustrations in this
book are as fun to look at as the story is to read, and kids of all ages will
delight in studying the illustrations in order to tease out all the unique
elements that are hidden within the pictures, from musical notes to a host of
engaging creatures. Although technically a "kids" book, the story and lively
illustrations will delight readers of all ages, and the snappy story line captures
the essence of Klezmer music and will be a pleasure to read over and over
again to the pre - readers in your family."
Anna Dogole, The Jewish Eye