Caterpillar Yom Kippur by Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod

Caterpillar Yom Kippur by Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod

“It’s a lot of work, growing and changing every single day…” When one lonely little caterpillar realizes there’s probably more to life than eating, he starts wondering how he’ll figure out what his purpose could be. Is it possible to become a better caterpillar? The answer is more wonderful than he could possibly imagine. Explore the Yom Kippur observance in a fun, new way and greet the High Holiday season…

The Waiting Room by Leah Kaminsky

The Waiting Room by Leah Kaminsky

As the daughter of Holocaust survivors, Dina’s present has always been haunted by her parents’ pasts. She becomes a doctor, emigrates, and builds a family of her own, yet no matter how hard she tries to move on, their ghosts keep pulling her back. A dark, wry sense of humor helps Dina maintain her sanity amid the constant challenges of motherhood and medicine, but when a terror alert is issued…

The Eddie Cantor Story: A Jewish Life in Performance and Politics by David Weinstein

The Eddie Cantor Story: A Jewish Life in Performance and Politics by David Weinstein

This absorbing biography chronicles the life and work of one of the most important entertainers of the twentieth century. Eddie Cantor (1892–1964) starred in theater, film, radio, and television. His immense popularity across a variety of media, his pride in his Jewish heritage, and his engagement with pressing political issues distinguished him from other headliners of his era. Paying equal attention to Cantor’s humor and politics, Weinstein documents his significance…

Building by Leah Wachsler

Building by Leah Wachsler

Clunk.Thunk. Brumm. Vrumm. Clang.Clong. The big empty lot near Nosson’s house is full of excavators, trucks, front loaders and bulldozers. How Nosson loves all the action! Every day, he watches the workers and tries to copy what they do. When they fill the dump truck with earth, Nosson goes home and fills his toy box to the top. When the workers help each other, Nosson helps his friends. When the…

Seeking Refuge by Irene N. Watts

Seeking Refuge by Irene N. Watts

In this follow-up to the successful Goodbye Marianne, Irene Watts explores what it is like for a young refugee girl to flee Nazi-occupied Austria alone. The poignant story is relatable to the terrible situation facing refugees in Europe and around the world today. via Jewish Book Council

Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory by Elizabeth Rosner

Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory by Elizabeth Rosner

As firsthand survivors of many of the twentieth century’s most monumental events―the Holocaust, Hiroshima, the Killing Fields―begin to pass away, Survivor Café addresses urgent questions: How do we carry those stories forward? How do we collectively ensure that the horrors of the past are not forgotten? Elizabeth Rosner organizes her book around three trips with her father to Buchenwald concentration camp―in 1983, in 1995, and in 2015―each journey an experience…

The Rabbinic Conversion of Judaism by Moshe Lavee

The Rabbinic Conversion of Judaism by Moshe Lavee

The Unique Perspective of the Bavli on Conversion and the Construction of Jewish Identity In this volume, Moshe Lavee offers an account of crucial internal developments in the rabbinic corpus, and shows how the Babylonian Talmud dramatically challenged and extended the rabbinic model of conversion to Judaism. The history of conversion to Judaism has long fascinated Jews along a broad ideological continuum. This book demonstrates the rabbis in Babylonia further…

Anne Frank by Diego Agrimbau

Anne Frank by Diego Agrimbau

When she turned thirteen years old, Anne received a gift that would change her life: a personal diary. In it, she expressed her desires, fears and hopes while living in confinement with her family during World War II. After the war, despite her early death, her diary became a shocking testimony about the persecution of Jewish people, and an invaluable contribution to the fight for human rights. via Jewish Book…

Room for Rent by Leah Goldberg

Room for Rent by Leah Goldberg

When Sir Reginald Mouse disappears from his apartment, the neighbors in the building advertise his room for rent. One prospective renter after another comes to see the apartment but finds fault with one or another of the neighbors. The hardworking Ant finds the Hen lazy, the Rabbit criticizes the Cuckoo for abandoning her young, the Pig finds the Cat beneath him because of her color (and is roundly chased out…

Hedy’s Journey: The True Story of a Hungarian Girl Fleeing the Holocaust by Michelle Bisson

Hedy's Journey: The True Story of a Hungarian Girl Fleeing the Holocaust by Michelle Bisson

It is 1941. Hedy and her family are Jewish, and the Jew-hating Nazi party is rising. Hedy’s family is no longer safe in their home in Hungary. They decide to flee to America, but because of their circumstances, sixteen-year-old Hedy must make her way through Europe alone. Will luck be with her? Will she be brave? Join Hedy on her journey-where she encounters good fortune and misfortune, a kind helper…