The Jewish Kids Catalog

Author: Chaya M. Burstein

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 228

View: 325

A miscellany of Jewish customs, history, language, holidays, crafts, recipes, beliefs, literature, music, folklore, and landmarks.

The Kids' Catalog of Hanukkah

Author: David A. Adler

Publisher: Kids' Catalog


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 218

View: 109

Presents stories, songs, recipes, crafts, and games related to various aspects of the celebration of Hanukkah.

Jewish Kids Catalog

Author: Chaya M Burstein





View: 890

A miscellany of Jewish customs, history, language, holidays, crafts, recipes, beliefs, literature, music, folklore, and landmarks.

Best Jewish Books for Children and Teens

A JPS Guide

Author: Silver

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society


Category: Social Science

Page: 375

View: 657

Linda Silver selected the titles that "represent the best in writing, illustration, reader appeal, and authentically Jewish content--in picture books, fiction and non-fiction, for readers ranging from early childhood through the high school years."--P. [4] of cover.

A Kid's Catalog of Israel


Publisher: Jewish Publication Society of America


Category: English

Page: 279

View: 214

Examines the history, customs, language, crafts, recipes, geography, and music of Israel.

The Jewish Story Finder

A Guide to 668 Tales Listing Subjects and Sources, 2d ed.

Author: Sharon Barcan Elswit

Publisher: McFarland


Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 259

Storytelling, as oral tradition and in writing, has long played a central role in Jewish society. Family, educators, and clergy employ stories to transmit Jewish culture, traditions, and values. This comprehensive bibliography identifies 668 Jewish folktales by title and subject, summarizing plot lines for easy access to the right story for any occasion. Some centuries old and others freshly imagined, the tales include animal fables, supernatural yarns, and anecdotes for festivals and holidays. Themes include justice, community, cause and effect, and mitzvahs, or good deeds. This second edition nearly doubles the number of stories and expands the guide’s global reach, with new pieces from Turkey, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, and Chile. Subject cross-references and a glossary complete the volume, a living tool for understanding the ever-evolving world of Jewish folklore.

Teaching Jewish Holidays

History, Values, and Activities

Author: Robert Goodman

Publisher: Behrman House, Inc


Category: Religion

Page: 309

View: 839

The consummate encyclopedia of holiday activities.

Thinking Jewish Culture in America

Author: Ken Koltun-Fromm

Publisher: Lexington Books


Category: Religion

Page: 370

View: 928

Thinking Jewish Culture in America argues that Jewish thought extends our awareness and deepens the complexity of American Jewish culture. This volume stretches the disciplinary boundaries of Jewish thought so that it can productively engage expanding arenas of culture by drawing Jewish thought into the orbit of cultural studies. The eleven contributors to Thinking Jewish Cultures, together with Chancellor Arnold Eisen’s postscript, position Jewish thought within the dynamics and possibilities of contemporary Jewish culture. These diverse essays in Jewish thought re-imagine cultural space as a public and sometimes contested performance of Jewish identity, and they each seek to re-enliven that space with reflective accounts of cultural meaning. How do Jews imagine themselves as embodied actors in America? Do cultural obligations limit or expand notions of the self? How should we imagine Jewish thought as a cultural performance? What notions of peoplehood might sustain a vibrant Jewish collectivity in a globalized economy? How do programs in Jewish studies work within the academy? These and other questions engage both Jewish thought and culture, opening space for theoretical works to broaden the range of cultural studies, and to deepen our understanding of Jewish cultural dynamics. Thinking Jewish Culture is a work about Jewish cultural identity reflected through literature, visual arts, philosophy, and theology. But it is more than a mere reflection of cultural patterns and choices: the argument pursued throughout Thinking Jewish Culture is that reflective sources help produce the very cultural meanings and performances they purport to analyze.

Jewish Every Day

The Complete Handbook for Early Childhood Teachers

Author: Maxine Segal Handelman

Publisher: Behrman House, Inc


Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 582

Written in a warm and understanding tone this guide takes the best in secular early childhood education and applies it to Jewish early childhood education.

JPS: The Americanization of Jewish Culture, 1888–1988

Author: Jonathan D. Sarna

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press


Category: History

Page: 470

View: 955

Published to mark the 100th anniversary of The Jewish Publication Society, Jonathan Sarna’s engaging blend of anecdote and analysis presents the personalities and the controversies, the struggles and the achievements behind a century of publishing by the oldest English-language publisher of Jewish books in the world. Includes black and white photographs and extensive listings of JPS officers and editors, governing boards, and authors, translators, and illustrators, up to 1988.