Hanukkah, and menorahs glow in the windows of the
Schnitzer home in Billings, Montana.
Then suddenly, a rock crashes through the window
of Isaac Schnitzer’s bedroom.
“But, why?” Isaac wants to know.
“Because we are Jews,” his father tells him.
lights shine in the Hanley home, where Isaac’s friend
Teresa and her family decide to do something brave so
that the Schnitzers can celebrate their holiday without
Cohn’s powerful narrative tells how two children, two
families, and a community resolve to stand together
against bigotry and acts of hatred. Her story is
based on real events that happened in Billings in 1993.
beautiful oil paintings illuminate the message of the
power of goodness.
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Town That Fought Hate, based on the book The
Christmas Menorahs: How A Town Fought Hate,
has been produced by the
Puppet Theatre - an internationally honored theater group that
has been enchanting young and old with their delightful
musical productions, full sets, colorful scenery and
large, beautiful puppets. The play is currently touring
Click here for details about the puppet play.