E7: #7: Honoring Jewish American Heritage
Karina and Matthew talk about the ripples from recent synagogue attacks, books that center the Jewish faith and culture, and we’re reminded that we are all made of stories. Joining is special guest Leslea Newman, author of Gittel’s Journey: An Ellis Island Story, illustrated byAmy June Bates.
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Jewish American Illustrators featured in the 2019 Jewish American Heritage Month theme
Woman died jumping in front of rabbi during California synagogue shooting“(Los Angeles Times, April 28, 2019)
Anti-Semitic incidents are surging across the U.S. Here are the numbers (Los Angeles Times, October 30, 2018)
Trump Defends Initial Remarks on Charlottesville; Again Blames ‘Both Sides’ (New York Times, August 15, 2017)
Swastikas and Burning Pride Flags: Hate Crimes Spike in N.Y.(New York Times, June 5, 2019)
One Dead in Synagogue Shooting Near San Diego; Officials Call It Hate Crime (New York Times, April 27, 2019)
Leslea Newman (author website)
This Jewish Day School is Hosting a Drag Queen Shabbat Ceremony (The Jerusalem Post, January 19, 2018)
The Book of Life: a podcast about Jewish people and the books we read (hosted by Heidi Rabinowitz)
Jewish Kidlit Mavens (public Facebook group)
PJ Library (free, award-winning books that celebrate Jewish values and culture to families with children 6 months through 8 years old)
BOOKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW:
*Book list curated this week by Heidi Rabinowitz of The Book of Life podcast
Gittel’s Journey: An Ellis Island Story byLeslea Newman, illustrated byAmy June Bates
Here Is the World: A Year of Jewish Holidays by Leslea Newman, illustrated by Susan Gal
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