Author Storytime with Jane Kohuth

Join us on Sunday, October 20 at 2pm for a special afternoon Storytime in celebration of the end of Sukkot with author Jane Kohuth!

Bring a stuffed animal friend for an interactive read-aloud of Who’s Got the Etrog?, a story about the Jewish harvest holiday Sukkot in the Abayudaya Jewish community in Uganda. Auntie Sanyu builds and decorates a sukkah harvest hut in her garden. On each of the holiday’s eight days a new guest comes to join the celebration — Warthog, Lion, Giraffe, Rhino, Camel, Parrot, and Auntie Sanyu’s niece Sara. They all want to shake the lulav branch and hold the fragrant etrog fruit, but Warthog just can’t seem to let it go. . . Hear the story, shake a lulav and etrog, help decorate our mini sukkah, and learn more about the Abayudaya, one of the many diverse Jewish communities around the world.

About Jane

Jane grew up in Brooklyn, New York, went to High School on Cape Cod, and now lives and works in her house in the historic district of Holliston, Massachusetts. She loves knowing that her house was built in 1871, making it the new kid on the block. She lives with her husband Michael, her son Kameron, and their black cat, Ruby.

Jane graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in English and Creative Writing and from Harvard Divinity School with a Master's Degree in Theological Studies. Though not all of what she's studied makes an appearance in her work (no Biblical Hebrew yet), the habits of creative thought and curiosity she developed in school help her every day. She has worked as a Jewish educator, a children's room library assistant, a writing teacher, and a children's bookseller and organizer of author events.

Jane's first two books, Ducks go Vroom and Estie the Mensch were published by Random House in 2011, and her picture book Duck Sock Hop was published by Dial in 2012. Her early reader Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree was published by Random House in the fall of 2013. Her new picture book is Who's Got the Etrog?

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