100 Jewish Things to Do Before You Die

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Better than a bucket list-a guide to growing your faith! The demands of modern society often create distance between Jews and their cultural heritage. Author Barbara Sheklin Davis, a New York City native and longtime Jewish educator, offers ways to embrace and uphold Jewish influences in everyday life. Suggestions range from simple activities like indulging in a Woody Allen movie marathon and noshing on pastrami on rye to more involved activities including hosting a Shabbat dinner or exploring tikkun olam to bring about social justice and repair the world. Feeling more Jew-ish than Jewish these days? Let this list of 100 tips reconnect you! Start now with #12 and call your mother-after all, she worries!
ISBN: 9781455622535
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Images: 100
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 5.5 (w) x 8.5 (h)
A retired professor, Barbara Sheklin Davis is a Jewish educator with more than fifty years of experience. She served as the headmaster of the Syracuse Hebrew Day School for twenty-seven years and is the Hebrew executive editor of the journal HiYidion. Some of her achievements include the New York State College Teaching Fellowship, the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Temple Adath Yeshurun Citizen of the Year Award, the Syracuse Jewish Federation Roth Award for Community Service, and the National Council of Jewish Women Hannah Solomon Award. She has authored Syracuse African-Americans, The Syracuse Jewish Community, and numerous articles. Davis attended Barnard College, where she received her BS, and Columbia University, where she earned both her MA and PhD. She spent twenty-five years at Onondaga Community College as a professor of Spanish and director of educational development. Davis was born and raised in New York and lives in Syracuse with her husband, Leslie, where she continues to be an active member of the Jewish community.
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