“Your rewards await you!”
I have been a Jewish studies educator for more than 50 years. In that span I have taught Jewish subjects to children of all ages as well as adults. My students thrill at my ability to engage them in every Jewish subject we study. I am noted for my creativity and expertise in Jewish practice.
One fine day I was looking for books on the laws & customs of Judaism as well as one about the Jewish holidays. After an extensive search, I was unable to find a book explaining the mitzvot (Biblical commandments) or a book about the Jewish holidays in one set.
Sure, there were several books available which discussed various mitzvot. And a book might explain the holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, another might explain Chanuka, etc. But I was unable to find a book that explains the mitzvot or that explains the Jewish holidays in one book.
They say necessity is the mother of invention. Having studied in Jewish schools , using my skills as a journalist , doing extensive research , using my teaching experience and skills, and unable to locate books I could use in my classes, I decided to take action.
I am the proud author of four well-written and inspiring books for children and adults which discuss the rituals and social aspects of Judaism as well as the Jewish holidays. Each book was carefully researched and checked for accuracy by prominent rabbis. The books are intended not only for educators but for Jewish families, Jewish houses of worship, junior congregations, JCC’s, libraries, and any institution where Jews assemble.
I am eternally grateful to God for giving me the strength and wisdom to successfully combine my passions for writing, teaching and studying Jewish subjects into books which enable readers to identify and practice their 3,300-year-old faith.