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Teaching Jewish Values through Children’s Literature

  • Congregation Shir Hadash 20 Cherry Blossom Ln Los Gatos, CA, 95032 United States (map)

Teaching Jewish Values through Children’s Literature

Exploring the World of Judaism

Presented by: Diane Levin Rauchwerger

Good children’s literature can help parents and teachers relay Jewish values in the most fun, nonthreatening way to children of all ages.  Author/Librarian Diane Levin Rauchwerger will share some of her favorite titles.  With twenty-five years of experience working with children and families, her enthusiasm is contagious.  The stories she highlights can warm your heart, tickle your funny bone, start meaningful discussions with your children, or just entertain.  Having presented programs for families with young children, at schools and JCCs, her Hadassah chapter,  and senior citizens, she is sure to have a story for everyone.  

About our speaker: Diane Levin Rauchwerger is currently Chair of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee for the Association of Jewish Libraries and is the author of the dinosaur series of children’s picture books.  The latest book in the series is Dinosaur Goes to Israel. Since 1990, Diane has been the librarian at Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills, CA, and was a children’s librarian in the Sunnyvale Public Library.  She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, a California Teaching Credential, and a Masters of Library Science from San Jose State University.  She has two grown children and lives in Sunnyvale with her husband George and a five foot tall stuffed dinosaur.

Questions? Email ExploringWJ@jewishlearningworks.org

This event is part of the fifth year of Exploring the World of Judaism, adult learning designed by and for religious school parents.

Sessions meet on Sunday mornings while kids are in Religious School.  Each session is self contained, requires no advance reservations, and is free to congregants.  Babysitting will be provided for all programs. Please call (408) 358-1751 x5 to reserve a space.

Whether you’re a rabbi or haven’t attended a day of religious school, we are sure that you’ll find these speakers engaging and interesting.

Exploring the World of Judaism is a partnership between Jewish LearningWorks and the participating organizations.  It is supported in part by the Newton and Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust.