Meet the Children’s Book Author and Illustrator: Varda Livney

Photo: Courtesy of Varda Livney Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I grew up in New Jersey and came to Israel on a Habonim (youth movement) gap year, during which my parents made aliya, so I had no house to return to. Luckily, I was happy to stay here. I […]

Meet the Author: Danica Davidson

Photo: Courtesy of Danica Davidson Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I’m an author of 17 middle grade and young adult books. My latest book is I Will Protect You (published by Little, Brown), which I worked on with Auschwitz twin survivor Eva Kor. She was elementary-school aged when her […]

Meet the Author: Lesléa Newman

Photo: Courtesy of Lesléa Newman Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I grew up in Brooklyn and on Long Island, went to school in Vermont and Colorado, and moved to Massachusetts in 1982 where I have remained happily ever since. I started writing poetry when I was eight years old […]

Meet the Author: Bracha Goetz

Photo: Courtesy of Bracha Goetz Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I’m the Harvard-educated author of 40 Jewish children’s books. I’m also the author of one candid memoir for adults about how I became an observant Jew and overcame food addictions joyfully and spiritually. The goal of all my books […]

*Children’s Book Review*: Matzah Means So Many Things by Faith Goldstein

Reviewed by Miriam P. and the soon-to-be-six-year-old Julie H. Photo: Courtesy of Judaica in the Spotlight Last weekend, my partner John and I went to visit his parents at their cottage in County Kerry on the other side of the island. As ever so often, his brother Liam together with his wife Róisín and their […]

Meet the Author: Faith Goldstein

Photo: Courtesy of Faith Goldstein Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. My name is Faith Goldstein, and I am a children’s book author. I have been writing since 2015. My debut picture book, Gorillas’ Night Out, was published in 2019, and my second picture book, Matzah Means So Many Things, […]

Meet the Author: Tish Rabe

Photo: Courtesy of Tish Rabe Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I went to college to become an Opera Singer and have a Bachelor of Music degree from Ithaca College School of Music. After graduating from college I went to New York to audition to become a professional singer. My […]

Meet the Author: Joni Klein-Higger

Photo: Courtesy of Joni Klein-Higger Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I am a children’s book author and songwriter. I write both Jewish and secular books and songs and love doing musical author visits for schools, libraries, and organizations. I initially started off as a songwriter, writing everything from pop, […]

Meet the Author: Audrey Ades

Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. Thank you so much for the opportunity to share my work with Judaica in the Spotlight! Writing for children is my third career. Earlier in my life, I worked as a stage manager. Then I went back to school and got my degrees in […]

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