Reading List


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  • The Art of Jewish Living 
    by Dr. Ron Wolfson
  • Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community
    Edited by Noach Dzmura
  • Basic Judaism
    by Milton Steinberg
  • Becoming a Jew
    by Rabbi Maurice Lamm
  • Becoming Jewish: The Challenges, Rewards and Paths to Conversion
    by Jennifer Hanin and Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben
  • The Book of Jewish Values
    by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
  • Choosing A Jewish Life: A Handbook for People Converting to Judaism and for their Families and Friends
    by Anita Diamant
  • Choosing Judaism
    by Lydia Kukoff
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Understanding Judaism
    by Benjamin Blech
  • Conversations with Rabbi Small
  • Embracing the Covenant:  Converts to Judaism Talk About Why & How 
    by Rabbi Allan Berkowitz and Patti Moskovitz
  • Essential Judaism:  A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs & Rituals 
    by George Robinson
  • The Everything Judaism Book – A Complete Primer 
    by Richard Bank
  • The Everything Torah Book 
    by Rabbi Yaakov Menken
  • Fast and Festive Meals for the Jewish Holidays:  Complete Menus, Rituals and Party Planning Ideas for Every Holiday of the Year 
    by Marlene Sorosky
  • Finding a Home for the Soul  
    by Catherine Hall Myrowitz
  • Finding God: Selected Responses
    by Rifat Sonsino and Daniel B. Syme
  • Gates of Shabbat
  • The Handbook for Jewish Living 
    by Kerry Olitzky and Ronald Isaacs
  • The How To Handbook for Jewish Living and The Second How to Handbook for Jewish Living 
    by Ronald H. Isaacs, Dorcas Gelabert and Kerry M. Olitzky
  • How to Keep Kosher:  A comprehensive Guide to Understanding Jewish Dietary Laws 
    by Lise Stern
  • How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household 
    by Blu Greenberg
  • The Jewish Book of Why – Volumes 1 and 2 
    by Dr. Ron Wolfson
  • The Jewish Holidays – a Guide and Commentary 
    by Michael Strassfeld
  • Jewish Holidays All Year Round 
    by Ilene Cooper
  • The Jewish Home: A Guide for Jewish Living
    by Daniel B. Syme
  • Jewish Literacy:  The Most Important Things to Know about the Jewish Religion, Its People, and Its History 
    by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
  • Jewish Living:  A Guide to Contemporary Reform Practice 
    by Mark Washofsky
  • The Jewish Way 
    by Rabbi Irving Greenberg
  • Jewish Wisdom 
    by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
  • Living a Jewish Life:  Jewish Traditions, Customs, and Values for Today’s Families 
    by Anita Diamant and Howard Cooper
  • Lovesong: Becoming a Jew
    by Julius Lester
  • My Jewish Year – Celebrating Our Holidays 
    by Adam Fisher
  • Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism 
    by Dennis Prager & Joseph Telushkin
  • On the Doorposts of Your House:  Prayers and Ceremonies for the Jewish Home 
    by Chaim Stern
  • Queer Jews
    Edited by David Shneer and Caryn Aviv
  • The Sabbath 
    by Abraham Joshua Heschel
  • Seasons of Our Joy 
    by Arthur Waskow
  • Beacon Press, Boston, MA, 1982
    Second How to Handbook for Jewish Living 
    by Kerry Olitzky and Ronald Isaacs
  • The Second Jewish Book of Why 
    by Alfred J. Kolatch
  • Settings of Silver:  An Introduction to Judaism by Stephen Wylen
  • The Synagogue Survival Kit by Jordan Lee Wagner
  • The Tribe of Dina, A Jewish Women’s Anthology
    Edited by Melanie Kaye-Kantrowitz
  • This is My God 
    by Herman Wouk
  • This is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared: The Days of Awe as a Journey of Transformation
    By Alan Lew
  • To Be a Jew
    by Rabbi Hayim Donin
  • To Pray as a Jew 
    by Rabbi Hayim Donin
  • The Colors of Jews:  Racial Politics and Radical Diasporism
    By Melanie Kaye-Kantrowitz