Parenting can be lonely, isolating, and confusing. Yet parenting is
also holy work. In this comprehensive volume, a rabbi and mother of
three shares the treasures of Jewish teaching and Jewish thought on
Using the words of Genesis and Deuteronomy, the songs of the Psalmist,
the instructions of Proverbs, and the wisdom of ancient and modern
sages, Sacred Parenting guides readers to parent with spirituality,
mindfulness, and partnership with God. Its methods are multifaceted,
grounded in Jewish tradition, contemporary parenting best-practices,
and real-world experience. Topics include bedtime, discipline,
transmitting values, and much more.
In addition to providing a spiritual outlook and practical guidance,
Sacred Parenting invites readers to delve more deeply into Jewish
living. The book contains a treasury of prayers for myriad occasions,
an accessible explanation of Jewish holidays and milestones, and
suggestions for meaningful, age-appropriate observance of Jewish
Sacred Parenting has been named a finalist in the Jewish Family Literature category of the 2009 National Jewish Book Awards!
My Jewish World: An Early Childhood Music Curriculum (Book/CD set)
Music can be a wonderfully effective teaching tool for preschool aged children. My Jewish World guides teachers through the process of introducing and utilizing song in the classroom to teach Jewish values.
In her comprehensive and easy to follow book, Judy Caplan Ginsburgh includes twenty-six songs, religious and secular, that will help to facilitate an environment of fun and learning. Each song addresses important Jewish concepts and many use Hebrew words and prayers. Judy provides comments, activities, and creative ideas, specific for each song, which can be used in the classroom to learn about being Jewish every day. The importance of saying the Sh'ma each morning, learning the Hebrew words for colors, understanding body parts, and the value of cooperation are only some of the Jewish concepts touched on in the book.
In addition, Judy Ginsburgh includes a list of suggested books for many of the topics. These books help to reinforce and expand the lessons laid out in the curriculum.
With a helpful glossary of Hebrew and Yiddish terms and the companion music CD, My Jewish World is a wonderful guide to making music significant in the Jewish classroom.
Entrée to Judaism: A Culinary Exploration of the Jewish Diaspora
NEW COOKBOOK! Includes over 275 recipes and dozens of full color photos. Features "Tina's Tidbits," fun facts and great cooking tips for every recipe. Accessible, easy-to-follow recipes for the novice home cook and expert chef alike.
Jewish Living: A Guide to Contemporary Reform Practice (Revised Edition)
This definitive guide for Reform Jewish practice leads the reader to an understanding of the whole of Jewish life -- from blessing to b'nei mitzvah, Havdalah to haftarah, and tikkun olam to Tikkun Leil Shavuot. The revised edition features an index, cross-references to Mishkan T'filah, and new sections exploring the impact of changes in the movement and the world at large over the last decade, including same-sex marriage, conversion, bioethics, and justification of war. Jewish Living is an ideal gift for b'nei mitzvah, confirmation, and graduation, and deserves pride of place on the bookshelf of every Reform Jewish library, classroom, office, and home.