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Reading Lists
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  • 7 Jewish Books for Kids That Promote Diversity

  • Negev (6+)
  • Galil (11+)
    • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
    • «The Book Thief» by Markus Zusak
    • «Exodus» by Leon Uris
    • «Number the stars» by Lois Lowry. The story centers on 10-year-old Annemarie Johansen, who lives with her mother, father, and sister Kirsti in Copenhagen in 1943. Annemarie becomes a part of the events related to the rescue of the Danish Jews when thousands of Jews were to reach the neutral ground in Sweden to avoid being relocated to concentration camps. She risks her life to help her best friend, Ellen Rosen, by pretending that Ellen is Annemarie’s late older sister, Lise, who was killed earlier in the war by the Nazi army because of her work with the Danish Resistance. However, her former fiancé, Peter, who is partly based on the Danish resistance member Kim Malthe-Bruun, continues to help them.
    • «The Little Man» by Erich Kästner. This lovely story is about a charming and witty boy who has a big heart in a teeny body — literally, he does fit in a matchbox. The book has humour, adventure and lot of emotions for all readers to enjoy — all this set around a miraculous circus!
    • «Ivanhoe» by Walter Scott. This classic novel takes the reader back to medieval England, to the age of castles, knights, princesses and wonders.
  • Golan (14+)
    • «Sapiens» by Yuval Noah Harari. It is a philosophical book about the history of mankind and brings up really important questions about human nature, happiness, and the thought process behind the great choices of history and also provocative dilemmas about the future. Most enjoyable for kids who are interested in History and Philosophy.
    • «The Seven Good Years» by Etgar Keret
    • «Someone to Run with» by David Grossman
    • «Zig Zag Kid» by David Grossman
    • «The Illustrated Pirkei Avot» by Jessica Tamar Deutsch
    • «Enemies: A Love Story» by Isaac Bashevis Singer
    • “War with the Newts” by Karel Čapek. One of the great anti-utopian satires of the twentieth century, an inspiration to writers from Orwell to Vonnegut, at last in a modern translation. Man discovers a species of giant, intelligent newts and learns to exploit them so successfully that the newts gain skills and arms enough to challenge man’s place at the top of the animal kingdom. Along the way, Karel Capek satirizes science, runaway capitalism, fascism, journalism, militarism, even Hollywood.
    • «The Chosen» by Chaim Potok
    • «My Name is Asher Lev» by Chaim Potok
    • «Captivity» by György Spiró
    • «A Tale of Love and Darkness» by Amos Oz
    • «The Family Moskat» by Isaac Bashevis Singer
    • «A Guide for the Perplexed» by Dara Horn
    • «Jerusalem: The Biography» by Simon Sebag Montefiore. How did this small, remote town become the Holy City, the “center of the world” and now the key to peace in the Middle East? In a gripping narrative, Simon Sebag Montefiore reveals this ever-changing city in its many incarnations, bringing every epoch and character blazingly to life. Jerusalem’s biography is told through the wars, love affairs, and revelations of the men and women who created, destroyed, chronicled, and believed in Jerusalem.
    • «The Brothers Ashkenazi» by Israel J. Singer. One of the best of the Yiddish novels to have been translated into English. Published (in both languages) in the mid-1930’s (and recently republished in English, it is a novel which illustrates certain aspects of Jewish life in the the early 20th century, while providing a gripping portrait of a very difficult brotherly relationship which is the central dramatic theme. It it also the best novelistic picture of the Jewish workers’ movement and Jewish socialist circles, which is a large, fascinating and ultimately tragic story which that with so much else in the Shoah (not in the book).
  • Hermon (17+)
    • «Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor» by Yossi Klein Halevi
    • «My Michael» by Amos Oz
    • «Simple Words» by Adin Steinsaltz
    • «The Five Books of Miriam» by Ellen Frankel
    • “Man’s search for meaning” by Viktor Frankl is among the most influential works of psychiatric literature since Freud. The book chronicling the author’s experiences as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps during World War II, and describing his psychotherapeutic method, which involved identifying a purpose in life to feel positive about, and then immersively imagining that outcome.
    • “Missing Kissinger” by Etgar Keret. These stories are quick, brief and precise — unhesitatingly moving. They are also hilarious and off-the-wall, yet dark, sometimes violent, and often intensely poignant: a powerful new collection from Israel’s best-selling author.
    • “The Suitcase” by Sergei Dovlatov. The author examines eight objects—the items he brought with him in his luggage upon his emigration from the U.S.S.R. These seemingly undistinguished possessions, stuffed into a worn-out suitcase, take on a riotously funny life of their own as Dovlatov inventories the circumstances under which he acquired them, occasioning a brilliant series of interconnected tales.
    • «Catch 22» by Joseph Heller
    • «Fateless» by Imre Kertész
    • «Shabbat-A Palace in Time» by Abraham Joshua Heschel
    • «Everything is Illuminated» by Jonathan Safran Foer
    • «The Magician of Lublin» by Isaac Bashevis Singer
    • «The Assistant» by Bernard Malamud
  • If you’re tired of asking ‘Why?’ without getting any answer, this page might be just for you.

  • Widen your knowledge and see what you can do to protect nature here.

  • If you’re like me and like to take things into your own hands, you’ll love these easy but interesting experiments at these sites:

  • Don’t worry if you don’t have all the materials, enter this virtual lab instead.

  • To infinity and beyond! Reach out for the stars on the night sky.

  • Ready to discover new worlds while at home? Take a walk on the surface of Mars where no human has ever been before.

  • Lean back and enjoy the wonderful and eye-opening videos on these channels (most of them are available with subtitles in many languages):

  • Vroom: offers science tips and printables for kids 0–5. It is made to help you do more with your shared moments. Add learning to mealtime, bathtime, bedtime, or anytime with 1,000+ fun, free activities.

Board games
General education
  • CK-12 Foundation: includes grades 1–12 and even a few college courses. It can be translated into several languages and also offers some extracurriculars, such as photography and astronomy. Always free.
  • Khan Academy Kids: adorable cartoon animals teach kids ages 2–7 in this free interactive learning app, compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Aligned with common core standards, the app offers a fun learning experience. Cost: Free.
  • Bedtime Math: this free app (available for iPhone or Android) for learners ages 4–9 offers mini lessons so that you can make math fun for kids and a part of the family’s daily routine, just like stories at bedtime. It also offers books and worksheets, as well as an option to receive math fun by email.
  • Zehud is an Online Jewish School teaching Hebrew and Judaic Studies classes to Jewish children aged 5+ in Europe and across the globe. Initially established in 2014, Zehud is primarily aimed at Jewish children who are looking for Hebrew and Judaic Studies enrichment classes to earn a skills based Jewish education.
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How we almost lost the Kupola on a train /
Szarvas Camp: The Beginning

Your path to sustainability / Noémi Steiner

Get better! How to become better and help others /
Max Bardadymov

Cooking Cake Pops for Shavuot with Levi & his mom Sabina

Self Compassion and Self Care / Rabbi Seth Braunstein

Pesach with Szarvas

Teshuva (repentance) - Looking Inward, Moving Forward /
Rabbi Seth Braunstein

Why 2000-year old advices are still relevant? /
Mina Pasajlic

Shabbat from more angles—from basic knowledge till deeper understanding / Rabbi Balla Zsolt

The Har Sinai experience / Rabbi Seth Braunstein

Szarvas at 30: A vision

International Yoga Day with Lili

Torah study may be fun! with Zsuzsa Fritz

Balancing Memory and Looking to the Future /
Rabbi David Levin-Kruss

You asked — they answered: Meet the Rabbis

Meaning of Tisha B'Av

All You Need Is Love — from Tisha B'Av and Tu B'Av about Moving from Trauma to Joy / Rabbi David Levin-Kruss