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.
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.