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Sadie and the Big Mountain by Jamie Korngold & Julie Fortenberry

Shavuot is the Jewish festival celebrating the return of Moses from Mount Sinai after receiving the ten commandments. To help us celebrate, PJ Library sent us Sadie and the Big Mountain by Jamie Korngold and Julie Fortenberry, published by Kar-Ben Publishing. Sadie and her classmates are getting ready to celebrate Shavuot with a hike up their own Mount Sinai. Everyone is… Continue reading Sadie and the Big Mountain by Jamie Korngold & Julie Fortenberry

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Books for Passover

The Jewish festival of Passover (or Pesach) falls in the spring and celebrates the Jewish people being freed from slavery in Egypt. Families spend lots of time preparing for it and getting their homes ready. One way we’ve been preparing is by reading books of course! Here are some of our favourites: Is It Passover… Continue reading Books for Passover

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Books and activities for Purim

Purim is one of our favourite Jewish festivals, here’s why: You get to wear fancy dress. People give you lots of sweet treats. You are TOLD to make as much noise as you can! (An additional reason about why this festival is great for grown ups too is that you are pretty much commanded to… Continue reading Books and activities for Purim

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Books for Tu B’Shevat

Tu B’Shevat is a Jewish festival that celebrates a new year for trees just before the start of spring. It’s sometimes referred to as the trees birthday and we celebrate by taking part in different tree-related activities. These can include eating foods made with the seven species (wheat, barley, grape, fig, olive, date and pomegranate)… Continue reading Books for Tu B’Shevat

Diverse Children's Books · Jewish Children's Books · Non fiction

The Colors of My Jewish Year

The Colors of My Jewish Year by Marji Gold-Vukson and illustrated by Madeline Wikler (published by Kar-Ben Publishing) is a sweet board book for little ones that introduces colours as well as significant festivals in the Jewish calendar. Each page asks the question, “What is….?” followed by a different colour. The answers are in the form of objects associated with Jewish… Continue reading The Colors of My Jewish Year

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Engineer Ari and the Rosh Hashanah Ride by Deborah Bodin Cohen, illustrated by Shahar Kober

With Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) approaching we were sent a wonderful new book from PJ Library. Engineer Ari and the Rosh Hashanah Ride written by Deborah Bodin Cohen, illustrated by Shahar Kober and published by Kar-Ben Publishing. Set in 1892 this book features the first ever train journey between Jaffa and Jerusalem. In this story, the driver chosen for this… Continue reading Engineer Ari and the Rosh Hashanah Ride by Deborah Bodin Cohen, illustrated by Shahar Kober

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Nosh, Schlep, Schluff: BabYiddish by Laurel Snyder, illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke

Nosh, Schlep, Schluff: BabYiddish written by Laurel Snyder and illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke (published by Random House) is a very sweet board book that introduces popular Yiddish words into your baby’s vocabulary. Yiddish is a language that was spoken by Jewish people in Europe before the Second World War. It is still spoken by some communities today but even in those where… Continue reading Nosh, Schlep, Schluff: BabYiddish by Laurel Snyder, illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke